la Madeleine Country French Café Recognized in Sandelman’s Annual Quick-Service Restaurant Awards of Excellence

French Bakery Café Concept Leads in Multiple Categories of Prestigious National Foodservice Survey

February 17, 2016 // // DALLAS – la Madeleine Country French Café has earned another national accolade for its achievements in 2015.

The Dallas-based bakery café brand announced that it has been nationally recognized by market research firm Sandelman & Associates, emerging at the top of multiple categories in the prestigious Quick-Track 2015 Awards of Excellence. La Madeleine was ranked first in “Attractive and Inviting Restaurants,” first in “Availability of Indulgent Items” and second in “Taste.”

“These awards, and la Madeleine’s knockout performance in the rankings, serve as evidence that la Madeleine is as committed as ever to delivering guests a truly authentic country French experience,” said John Cahill, president of la Madeleine. “We look forward to continuing our strong track record of success in the years to come.”

La Madeleine has continued to be an industry innovator since its founding in 1983. Today, the bakery café is the only top-rated French concept named to the Quick-Track 2015 Awards of Excellence. Seasonal menu innovation and the inviting ambiance of each café are major factors in the brand’s success. La Madeleine is committed to using the season’s freshest ingredients and adapting to guests’ varied tastes, while maintaining its French authenticity both on the menu and in each café’s warm and comfortable interior.

The Quick-Track 2015 Awards of Excellence are decided by monitoring over a million quick-service restaurant experiences around the country. Quick-Track is a syndicated research study that continuously monitors 17 individual attributes that contribute to overall satisfaction. For a complete list of winners, visit

La Madeleine welcomes guests to experience delectable cuisine and an inviting ambiance every day. Writing recipes using classic French techniques, la Madeleine’s menu includes 76 items made from scratch daily. For more information, visit

About la Madeleine Country French Café

Dallas-based la Madeleine Country French Café was established in 1983 by self-described “French country boy” Patrick Esquerré to fulfill his dream of bringing classic French country fare to America. Inspired by his mother’s cooking, Patrick insisted on maintaining the integrity of French cuisine by using fresh ingredients and recipes that have been passed from one generation to the next.

From its signature fireplace to its crave-worthy food, la Madeleine offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests are invited to come and stay in a casual, French home atmosphere. La Madeleine’s French-inspired fare served throughout the day during breakfast, lunch and dinner features handcrafted entrées, sandwiches, salades and soupes, as well as freshly-baked breads, artisan pâtisseries and several additional distinctive specialties. La Madeleine’s authenticity, innovation and fresh menu items differentiate the brand, creating widespread appeal.

A treasured part of many communities for more than 30 years, there are currently more than 75 cafés across Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. For more information on menu items, café locations and hours of operation, visit

SOURCE la Madeleine Country French Café

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La Madeleine's French-inspired fare served throughout the day during breakfast, lunch and dinner features handcrafted entrées, sandwiches, salades and soupes.


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