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Czech Out Kolache Factory on National Kolache Day

The New National Holiday That Gives You a FREE Fruit Kolache

February 12, 2019 // // Bagels are boring, and donuts are drab…KOLACHES are the new cool, despite being an old-world favorite. Your local Kolache Factory store is celebrating the new American holiday - National Kolache Day - on March 1, 2019, by giving away a free fruit kolache to every customer from open to close (6 a.m. - 2 p.m.) or while supplies last.

“This is our favorite day of the year!” says Kolache Factory COO Dawn Nielsen. “It’s our opportunity to say thank you to our loyal customers and introduce our traditional Czech pastry to new folks, so they too, will get hooked on the unique sweet pastry that hits the spot for breakfast or lunch with a variety of meat, cheese and fruit fillings!”

Here’s how to get your FREE kolache:

Walk into any Kolache Factory location and say “National Kolache Day” for a FREE fruit kolache! This festive offer is only good on Friday, March 1, 2019, so mark your calendars to start your day with a free fruit kolache….yummmm! One per customer. No substitutions. No purchase necessary. While supplies last.
*Due to expected high volume, please consider ordering ahead at to make sure your favorites are ready and waiting for you.

Media is invited to celebrate with us!

  • Go behind the scenes! Reporters are welcome at local Kolache Factory stores for taped or LIVE shots on or before March 1, 2019. Join us in the kitchen and learn how to make kolaches at your local store!
  • We’ll come to you! A local owner/baker will come to your newsroom with kolaches to taste-test plus give on-air talent a lesson on how to make the great kolache. (Don’t worry there will be plenty of left overs to share with the newsroom!)

Still don’t know what a kolache is? Here’s a recap:

Kolaches, pronounced koh-lah-chees, were born in Czechoslovakia centuries ago when a young girl nabbed some soft, sweet bread dough from her mom, added plums and tossed it in the oven. Her dad grabbed one for a snack and when he took a bite, the hot plum juice made him circle like a wheel in delight. The Czech word for wheel is “kola” – so the kolache was born. It became a tasty and beloved treat throughout Eastern Europe and arrived in America in the 1850’s when Czech settlers came to Texas. By the 1900’s, the Czech settlers were holding yearly celebrations to honor their beloved culinary treat - the kolache.

It didn’t take long for kolaches to get a Texan twist, so now the sweet pastries are filled with savory meats, cheeses and spices, perfect as an on-the-go snack for any meal or business meeting. Texas natives John and Jerri Banks took the Texanized-kolache coast-to-coast when they began franchising Kolache Factory. Now everyone can enjoy the old-world favorite that is putting the fun back into your morning pastry run.

About the Kolache Factory

Kolache Factory was founded in 1982 in Houston, Texas, by John and Jerri Banks, who identified a need for a fresh, high-quality breakfast that could be eaten “on the run.” The Bankses encouraged consumers to try the high-quality, fresh pastries filled with fruits, meat and cheeses and soon they were in high demand for business meetings, family breakfasts, on-the-go lunches and afternoon snacks. Kolache Factory has been recognized as one of the Top 5 Drive-Thrus in America by Food Network, one of the fastest growing companies in Houston and one of the top 50 food service bakeries in the United States by Modern Baking magazine. In addition, Franchise Times magazine recently named Kolache Factory one of the 300 biggest brands in franchising by worldwide sales in 2017. In addition, Entrepreneur magazine named it among the top 200 food-based franchises in 2017. Kolache Factory is privately owned and operated and headquartered in Katy, Texas. For more information please visit

Media Contact:

Jennifer Williams

SOURCE the Kolache Factory



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