August 16, 2016 // Franchising.com // TUCSON, AZ - The highly anticipated grand opening date of the second Tucson Kneaders location at the intersection of Craycroft and River Roads has been finalized. On August 19, Kneaders Bakery & Café will open its doors and introduce Northern Tucsonans to all the wonderful dishes that the restaurant is famous for.
Kneaders prides itself on being a family-focused restaurant that supports the communities it serves. As a resident of Northern Tucson, store operator Chase Clark is thrilled to bring Kneaders scratch-made breads, sandwiches, salads and pastries to the Catalina Foothills community.
“My entire career has been in the hospitality industry and it is now my pleasure to serve the area I call home,” Clark said. “This neighborhood is a vibrant community and our team intends to add to the development and liveliness of Northern Tucson. I look forward to providing a place that feels like home to all our guests.”
To mark the official grand opening of this location, the media and community are invited to attend a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Tucson Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 18 at 4:30 p.m.
The celebration will continue on August 19 and 20 when the first 100 guests who dine in the restaurant will receive a complimentary order of Kneaders famous Chunky Cinnamon French Toast. The Kneaders team has also announced that 10 percent of all grand opening weekend sales will be donated to local schools; another way Kneaders will give back and support the Tucson community.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Kneaders’ menu offers a wide variety of options. Specialties include made-to-order sandwiches such as the Turkey Bacon Avocado, fresh, tasty salads like the Chicken Citrus salad, specialty desserts including éclairs, and 14 varieties of scratch-made bread. All menu items are created using the highest-qualities ingredients. Kneaders also offers catering, online ordering capabilities and drive-thru service.
This new location at 3570 N. Craycroft Road will be open Monday – Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and will bring close to 50 new jobs to the area. Additionally, all unsold bread from the end of each day will be donated on a regular basis to Casa de Los Niños, a Tucson-based organization that serves children in-need and participant in the National School Lunch Program.
In partnership with Four Foods Group, Kneaders franchise development company, this opening marks the second Tucson location and 17 in the state.
Founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997, Kneaders Bakery & Café is headquartered in Orem, Utah. The award-winning fast-casual restaurant uses only the highest-quality ingredients to create fresh European hearth breads, delicious sandwiches, mouthwatering pastries, hearty soups and refreshing salads, all made in-house each day. All restaurants have a retail section and also offer a variety of custom-made and themed gift baskets in addition to providing catering services. Kneaders Bakery & Café currently operates corporate-owned and franchised locations in six western states. For more information, visit kneaders.com.
Four Foods Group (“FFG”) is a restaurant development, investment, operations and management company with 40 restaurant locations and an additional 5 in development. FFG has ranked among Inc. Magazine’s 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America for five consecutive years, and as a Utah Fast 50, MWCN Top 100 and BusinessQ fastest growing company for the past five years. The company currently employs over 1,800 employees in a four state territory and plans on surpassing 2,000 employees by the end of 2016. Their restaurants rank among the Technomic Top 150 Fast Casual Restaurants. Four Foods Group currently has a development agreement in place with a regional brand, Kneaders Bakery & Café (“Kneaders”), which provides the company with exclusive development and territory rights in 15 states.
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