Bad Ass Coffee Heads to Lakewood Ranch

It’s the chain’s seventh location in Florida
Photo: Official

Bad Ass Coffee’s story began in Hawaii back in 1989, and it’s now becoming a force to reckon with on the mainland, too, having reached six locations in Florida, and more than 20 nationwide.

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“In 1995, B.J. Bilanzich was so taken by the playfulness of the brand, that upon arrival to Salt Lake City, she and her husband began to open stores in Utah and eventually purchased Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii and began franchising on the mainland,” the Bad Ass Coffee website tells the story.

“Today, Bad Ass Coffee of Hawaii continues to serve premium Hawaiian and other top international coffees with a kick – but Bad Ass Coffee franchises don’t stop there. We also serve popular blended drinks, teas, food and branded merchandise with exceptional service through 24 stores in the U.S., US Virgin Islands and Japan.”

And now the brand is planning a new location in Lakewood Ranch, where it will open at 6588 University Parkway.

The Bad Ass Coffee menu features a wide variety of coffee and other beverages. These include Bad Ass Lattes like the Bad Ass Mocha, the Caramel Wave, and the Beach Bliss Latte, all served either hot or iced. On the food side are breakfast and lunch sandwiches and baked goods.

What Now reached out to franchisee Michael Miller, president and CEO at MCE Capital, to inquire about plans for the new location. Miller was not immediately available for comment.

You can keep up with Bad Ass Coffee by following @badasscoffeeofhawaii on Instagram.

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.
Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney

Neil Cooney is a freelance writer. He has received an MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse University, and his work has been published in the Masters Review. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he spends his free time cooking Korean food and studying chess.

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