Bruegger's Opens New Bakery in San Diego

Company continues on track of growth with 11th San Diego market opening

San Diego – Pacific Bagels, LLC celebrated the grand opening of the newest Bruegger's bakery-cafe in San Diego. The Pacific Bagels franchise group, led by principal Stanley Smiedt, opened the new bakery at 655 West Broadway. The opening brings the total of San Diego-area bakeries to eleven.

The bakery brings approximately ­­­20 new jobs to San Diego County and has indoor seating for approximately 50 guests. This location features Bruegger's updated bakery-cafe design incorporating a soft color scheme, emphasizing natural textures and warm tones balanced with bright colors to make an inviting space for guests. The new bakery also features unlimited, free wireless Internet access.

"San Diego is a wonderful city and we are proud to continue the growth of Bruegger's here," said Stanley Smiedt, Bruegger's franchisee. "Bruegger's is a San Diego favorite and we're confident that downtown San Diegans will enjoy our range of breakfast and lunch offerings."

"Our franchisees are very important in Bruegger's overall growth strategy and success," said Bruegger's CEO James J. Greco. "We have been partners with the Pacific Bagels organization for many years. Our franchise partner's experience and knowledge of the local community will play a vital role in our continued growth and success in San Diego."

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 CertifiedÔ blend.

More than 95 of Bruegger's 277 locations are operated by franchisee owners like Pacific Bagels. The bakery's hours of operation are from 5:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

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 277 neighborhood bakery-cafes in 22 states and the District of Columbia, 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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