January 24, 2012 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – A landmark Bruegger’s bakery- café will open today at Naval Base San Diego through a joint agreement between Bruegger’s and Navy Exchange Service Command. The new restaurant will be the first Bruegger’s bakery at a U.S. military base.
The 3,313-square-foot bakery will offer sailors and Naval Base San Diego employees Bruegger’s full menu including genuine New York-style bagels, hearty soups, sandwiches and panini, desserts and other signature breakfast and lunch items. Guests may also order from the bakery’s Under 500 Calorie menu, which includes skinny bagels (thinly sliced), soups, sandwiches and salads.
“Our new location at Naval Base San Diego is a true partnership and achieves the mission of improving the daily experience for the people who live and work on the base,” said Bruegger’s Vice President of Franchise Development Chris Cheek. “We look forward to providing great food and service to those who make sacrifices for our national security.”
“The Navy Exchange is committed to bringing the world’s finest sailors the world’s finest restaurants. We are excited and pleased to offer the Bruegger’s bakery-café to those who protect us each and every day,” said Navy Exchange San Diego Complex Acting General Manager Frank Androski.
The bakery, located just inside the main gate in building 3405, features indoor seating for 82, patio seating for 28, Wi-Fi and a convenient drive-thru window. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
A second Bruegger’s location on Naval Base San Diego, scheduled to open in February, will be a store-front express in the Pacific Beacon privatized bachelor housing area.
Bruegger's Enterprises Inc. (BEI), a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment, operates 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in North America. Renowned for its award-winning bagels, Bruegger's offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high quality simple ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Bruegger's is dedicated to the communities it serves and supports charitable causes locally and nationally. Through a wholly owned subsidiary, Threecaf Brands Canada Inc., BEI also operates 137 Timothy’s World Coffee, mmmuffins and Michel’s Bakery Cafés. BEI’s parent company, Groupe Le Duff SA, is the world’s second largest company in the café-bakery sector. Founded in 1983, BEI is headquartered in Burlington, Vt., and was a recent winner of Nation’s Restaurant News’ Golden Chain Award. For more information, please visit www.brueggers.com or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/brueggers.
Navy Exchange Service San Diego is the second largest Navy Exchange worldwide and is rapidly setting the pace for a new age of retailer. It has been in business since 1946 in San Diego and employs over 800 people. The NEX offers a variety of retail merchandise from clothing and electronics, to auto parts and repair for authorized patrons including active duty and retired military and their family members.