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BIGGBY® COFFEE Applauds Distribution Partner’s Proactive Recall on Strawberries


East Lansing, MI, November 4, 2016 – On September 9th, a nationwide product hold was announced for Egyptian strawberries. Sysco Distribution, in an effort to go above and beyond to protect BIGGBY® stores and customers, voluntarily chose to treat this as a recall. As such, the BIGGBY® COFFEE Home Office instructed all of their stores to dispose of any strawberry product from Egypt. Stores were provided replacement product from the USA or Mexico.


An official nationwide recall was enacted for Egyptian strawberries on October 28th, 2016. At this point, BIGGBY® stores hadn’t received any strawberries from Egypt for over 6 weeks, thanks to Sysco’s earlier proactive response. BIGGBY® has been, and will continue to be, 100% cooperative with any and all government agencies on this matter as they have the best interest of their customer’s in mind.


BIGGBY® COFFEE, East Lansing, Mich.-based, was started with a single store on March 15, 1995. One year later, and on the cusp of opening a second location, Michael McFall and Bob Fish, on a handshake and $4,000, decided to franchise the concept. BIGGBY® COFFEE’s cultural values of B happy, have fun, make friends, love people, and drink great coffee help coffee-lovers and the coffee-curious alike benefit from a less pretentious and fun approach to the standard gourmet cafe paradigm. Besides connoisseur-worthy drinks with pronounceable names like Teddy Bear® and Caramel Marvel®, BIGGBY® baristas provide a unique experience focused on brightening their customer’s day. The “Big ‘B’” on the orange background caught on, and today BIGGBY® COFFEE has 255 cafes open or under contract across nine states including: Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Florida, and Texas.


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