Darien Welcomes City's First Bruegger's Bakery-Cafe

Portion of opening day sales benefit Darien EMS Post 53


August 06, 2008 // Franchising.com // Darien, Conn. – Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of its newest location this morning at 800 Post Road in Darien, Connecticut. To celebrate the occasion and thank the community for its support, a portion of opening day sales will be donated to Darien EMS Post 53. The new bakery marks the tenth location in Connecticut.

"Connecticut is a growing market for Bruegger's," said James J. Greco, CEO of Bruegger's. "We are proud to be a part of the Darien community and I know our wholesome breakfast and lunch choices will be a popular choice here."

The new Darien location has seating for up to 50 guests and will employ approximately 20 people. Bruegger's currently operates a total of ten locations in Connecticut employing more than 150 people. The first Bruegger's bakery-cafe opened in West Hartford in 1992. The bakery is open daily 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and features free, unlimited wireless Internet and a drive-thru service.

For over 35 years, Post 53 has provided the town of Darien, CT with emergency medical services, while providing local high school students with an exceptional opportunity to serve their community. Its dedicated volunteers man 3 fully-equipped state-of-the-art ambulances, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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(TM) 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 280 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.

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