Beaner’s Coffee to change name

EAST LANSING Mich. Beaner’s Coffee, a 77-unit coffeehouse chain with plans to have 300 shops in five years, is changing its name to Biggby Coffee to avoid any appearance that its name is a disparaging term for Hispanics. The company has been named Beaner’s since its founding by Bob Fish and Mary Roszel in 1995.

The decision to make the change was a response to an increasing number of comments from people who were aware of the word’s use as a slur against

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