Nick Bayer at Saxbys 11th and Locust, Philadelphia
Saxbys is more than just coffee (though it is pretty damn good). When guests walk into Saxbys, it’s an uplifting environment filled with friendly faces, delicious drinks and exceptional food to fuel the day’s possibilities. Saxbys brews real change in the communities it serves, while nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit in team members who aspire to be changemakers. This is Saxbys’ Founder and CEO Nick Bayer’s mission to “Make Life Better” — brought to life with his very first neighborhood café in 2005. Driven by deep-rooted core values and an unwavering commitment to cultivating O.D.D. (outgoing, detail oriented, and disciplined) talent, Saxbys uplifts guests in cafés across nine states, in its Philadelphia-based headquarters and in unique higher-ed partnerships through its Experiential Learning Program, where students earn academic credit to manage all aspects of a Saxbys café (yes, they are actually in charge—of the 30+ member team, the financials and community partnerships).
The Saxbys team lives its core values. Oh, and they paint them on their walls, too.
· We are a community serving our community
· Embrace being O.D.D. (Outgoing, Detail oriented and Disciplined)
· Loyalty + profitability = growth
· Live with pride, passion and purpose
· Serve yourself by serving others
· Care personally and communicate openly
Founder & CEO
Nick Bayer is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence at Cornell University and faculty member at Drexel University, where he teaches a course in entrepreneurial franchising. He serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania and has been a Big Brother for seven years.
What sets us apart?
Our mission to Make Life Better permeates through everything we do. We pair the local, friendly atmosphere of a neighborhood café with consistently delicious products you’d find at a big name coffee shop. Saxbys offers expertly roasted coffee products, all natural smoothies, hand-made sandwiches and made-to-order breakfast. We live our core values by remembering our guests’ names and orders, partnering with local businesses and volunteering in the community.
2300 Chestnut Street | Suite 310
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Here at Saxbys, we consider ourselves to be a community serving its community (in fact, it’s one of our core values) and prioritize philanthropy at both the café and corporate level. We’re especially dedicated to organizations that foster mentorship opportunities, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters (our own CEO, Nick Bayer, is a Big Brother himself), and organizations that align with our own mission, Make Life Better, and core values.