Bruegger's Brings Bakery-Cafe Experience to Carlyle Square

New location marks the continued growth of Washington D.C. market

January 09, 2008 // // Alexandria, VA – Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its newest Bruegger's bakery-cafe located in Alexandria, Virginia. The bakery, located in the Shops at Carlyle Square at 500 John Carlyle Square, brings the total of Washington D.C. area bakeries to two.

"Virginia is a growing market for Bruegger's and we are proud to be a part of the Alexandria community," said James J. Greco, CEO of Bruegger's. "In addition to our fresh-from-the-oven bagels, Bruegger's also offers an array of delicious, healthy menu options including hand-tossed salads, fresh made soups, sandwiches and Green Mountain coffee that Virginians will enjoy."

The new bakery has seating for up to 20 guests and will employ approximately 10 people. The bakery, which features unlimited, free wireless Internet, is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The first Bruegger's bakery-café opened in Virginia in February of 2006 and there are plans to open three additional bakeries later this year in Arlington and Washington D.C.

Kettle boiled first; Bruegger's bagels are baked fresh throughout the day to give them an authentic crunchy crust on the outside and a dense, chewy texture on the inside. In addition to fresh, hot bagels, Bruegger's offers an extensive menu free of artificial trans fats. Menu items include new Signature Soups, hand-crafted, fresh-tossed salads, made-to-order sandwiches and unique Green Mountain Coffee Roasters® coffee blends, including a daily Fair Trade Certified blend.

About Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc.
Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leader in the quick casual restaurant segment. Bruegger's and its GUEST-focused team are dedicated to serving delicious, healthy food that brings guests back again and again. In approximately 269 neighborhood bakery-cafes in 21 states, Bruegger's offers a warm, comfortable setting for guests to enjoy a wholesome meal with family and friends. Famous for authentic boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger's bakers lend their expertise to crafting a variety of other stone-hearth baked breads, such as Ciabatta and the exclusive Softwich™. Guests can count on innovative menu items, including fresh-made salads, whole wheat wraps, hearty soups, specialty and deli-made sandwiches, desserts, unique Fair Trade Certified™ coffee blends and original cream cheese flavors. Founded in 1983, Bruegger's is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbors in every community it serves. For more information, please visit



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