Bruegger's Fast Casual Restaurant Franchise to Open in Renowned Facility for Children with Special Needs

Fast casual bakery cafe set to open at Kennedy Krieger Institute.

DALLAS, TX /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc. today announced a partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute, an organization internationally known for its work with children and adolescents with brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal disorders. The fast casual chain, with 297 locations, will be the only on-site food provider for patients, families and staff of the Institute's inpatient and outpatient hospitals in East Baltimore.

The bakery, set to open in mid-summer, will be located at Kennedy Krieger's new state-of-the-art Outpatient Center in a second floor location overlooking an outdoor therapeutic garden.

"Bruegger's serves guests in a wide range of non-traditional locations, such as hospitals and airports," said Chris Cheek, Vice President of Franchise Development. "We enjoy providing a healthy and fresh choice for people wherever they may be, and believe in Kennedy Krieger's important mission to help children and adolescents."

Bruegger's has long supported organizations that benefit children. In late April, the chain launched a week-long donation campaign to benefit children's hospitals in conjunction with the opening of its next generation bakery prototype. It has also supported Toys for Tots, Feed the Children, Share our Strength and other causes.

The Kennedy Krieger bakery will offer visitors and staff the same wide range of breakfast and lunch offerings offered at Bruegger's locations throughout the U.S. and Canada; including their authentic, kettle-boiled bagels, breakfast and lunch sandwiches served on fresh-baked bagels and breads, soups, salads, Green Mountain Coffee , pastries and desserts. The chain's non-traditional locations have been rated best in class by such publications as Airport Revenue News.

"Our staff is thrilled to have the tasty, fresh and quick choices that Bruegger's offers," said Elisa Mintz Delia, Assistant Administrator for Kennedy Krieger Institute. "And we are proud to be able to offer our patients and families a healthy and high-quality dining option during their visits to Kennedy Krieger."

About Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc.

Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment. In its 297 locations in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Toronto, Bruegger's is dedicated to serving delicious, authentically made food that brings guests back again and again. Famous for genuine New York-style bagels baked fresh throughout the day, Bruegger's also bakes an array of fresh breads on site including honey wheat and hearty white. Guests can chose a variety of menu items that include unique cream cheese flavors, breakfast sandwiches, hand-tossed salads, hearty soups, sandwiches, panini and desserts, with a frequently changing menu reflecting seasonal and geographical specialties. Every day the neighborhood bakery features a Fair Trade CertifiedTM coffee from Green Mountain Coffee . Founded in 1983, Bruegger's is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbors in every community it serves.

About Kennedy Krieger Institute

Internationally recognized for improving the lives of children and adolescents with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord, the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, MD serves more than 13,000 individuals each year through inpatient and outpatient clinics, home and community services and school-based programs. Kennedy Krieger provides a wide range of services for children with developmental concerns mild to severe, and is home to a team of investigators who are contributing to the understanding of how disorders develop while pioneering new interventions and earlier diagnosis.

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