In the early part of 2000 Bigfoot Investment Group, LLC was founded, bringing together decades of experience in retail chain operations, real estate site selection and development, financial management, and the specialty coffee industry.
They established a corporate structure that would best enable the company to leverage and optimize the combined skill sets of its partners in order to develop a breakthrough concept that would build the retail brand equity for BigFoot Java®.
In early 2002, less than two years after the group was formed, the first of the new-generation BigFoot Java® opened in Puyallup, Washington. It featured an upscale, neo-Northwest image, full-branding package and revised product menu, including several proprietary drinks such as the Legendary Latte® and Mythical Mocha®.
Described as “fun, catchy, yet sophisticated” by its customers, the location was an instant success and delivered on virtually everything that the partners had envisioned for the brand.