Business and Operations
Paris Baguette franchise opens first bakery-café in Canada
April 5, 2023 By Bakers Journal
Toronto – Paris Baguette opened its first bakery-café selling cakes, specialty brewed coffees, baked breads and pastries in Canada on March 23 in the Yonge Sheppard Centre.
The new store marks the expansion of the brand’s North American footprint with at least seven slated to open across Canada, and an additional 64 in the United States in 2023 through a combination of corporate-owned and franchise locations.
The Toronto store is 2,300 square feet and has seating for up to 20 guests. Large self-serve displays feature pastries, breads and cakes, and an open kitchen provides a window into bakers and cakers at work. A large centre island showcases signature treats like the Strawberry Soft Cream Cake and mochi donuts. The café has a modern design with French architectural features.
Initial growth in Canada will be concentrated in the Greater Toronto Area, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
“The expansion of our bakery cafés into Canada marks an exciting period of growth for Paris Baguette,” said Darren Tipton, chief executive officer of Paris Baguette North America.
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