Bakery-cafe leader opens its second Washington D.C. location
May 01, 2008 // Franchising.com // Washington D.C. – The nation's capital has plenty of historical sights, memorials and museums, but how about fresh, authentic bagels? Bruegger's, best known for its hot-from-the-oven bagels and an expansive menu that includes made to order fresh sandwiches, soups and salads, opened its second location in Washington D.C. today. The new bakery is located at 505 9th Street NW Street and the hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.
"The opening of this location marks our continued growth in the District of Columbia," said James J. Greco, Bruegger's CEO. "We opened our first D.C. location here less than a month ago and also have bakeries in nearby Alexandria. We look forward to our continued growth and success in this market."
The new bakery features a comfortable dining environment and seating for up to 58 guests. The first Washington D.C. Bruegger's, located at 2101 L Street NW, opened on March 20, 2008. There are currently plans to open additional bakeries later this year in both 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 CertifiedÔ blend.
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 www.brueggers.com.