Click for Ann Arbor, Michigan Forecast
Tuesday September 30, 2014
Follow us: facebook twitter RSS feed
Print Comment E-mail

Biggby Gets Bigger

 

continued

She's talking about her second local Biggby Coffee franchise, on Stadium across from Westgate shopping center. Making the customer feel at home is a big part of the Biggby philosophy, and that's what got Mickeleit, thirty-four, interested in the company in the first place.

A cheerful blond who always seems to be in motion, Mickeleit was born and raised in Germany and moved to the United States when she was twenty-two. She graduated from EMU in 2004 with a BA in German and taught at Michigan State while working on her PhD, with other teaching stints at Okemos High School and Lansing Community College. But after a couple of years teaching, she missed the business world--her family had a business in Germany--so she went back to school and got her MBA in 2008.

When she decided she wanted to buy a franchise, Biggby was the only one she even considered. "Being at MSU, I was very familiar with Biggby. In East Lansing, there's Biggby everywhere." Founded and still based in Lansing, Biggby now has more than 100 locations, making it the third-largest retail coffee chain in the Midwest.

Bookmark and Share
previous  ·  1 l 2 l 3  ·  next page
all on one page
read more stories here -> Marketplace  l  Culture  l  Community  l  News
Ann Arbor Regent
Top of the Lamp, Ann Arbor's locally owned lighting specialty store.
custom sound systems for your home
Arbor Dog and Omega Phi Alpha present Good Juju Rescue Fundraiser October 18th, 10am-4pm . Fun for t
A Visitors Guide to Ann Arbor