Ziggi’s Coffee has reached the milestone of 50 franchised stores, bringing the total number of stores in the United States to 58.
The new location in Fort Collins, Colorado, which includes an indoor café and a drive-thru lane, is the most recent franchised location for Ziggi’s, which adopted the operator model for the first time in 2016.
Ziggi’s was founded in Colorado in 2004 and now operates fifty franchised stores and eight company-owned stores in twelve US states. Additionally, the chain reports that more than 120 additional units are under construction across the nation.
“When we founded the Ziggi’s brand, we never imagined it would affect so many people’s lives. With a focus on being the highlight of our customers’ days, we’ve built a brand that has become a national family. CEO of Ziggi’s Coffee Brandon Knudsen remarked, “We are humbled by the growth and commitment of our franchisees to help spread the company’s core values of putting people first, providing exceptional products, and making each customer’s day a little brighter.”
As consumer demand for on-the-go coffee convenience increased during the pandemic, franchised drive-thru coffee chains have gained popularity across the United States in recent years. According to research conducted by the World Coffee Portal in September 2022, 54% of American consumers prefer drive-thru locations over restaurants.
In the 12 months leading up to August 2022, the number of Ziggi’s Coffee locations grew by 52%, to 19 new locations.