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Franchise Marketing Radio: Paris Baguette Signs More Franchise Agreements in Q1 of 2021 than in all of 2020

Paris Baguette’s Chief Development Officer Mark Mele says with recent franchise agreement signings the bakery cafe franchise is pacing to open 1000 locations in the next ten years.

By Eliza Larson1851 Franchise Contributor
Updated 10:10AM 04/12/21

In a recent interview with Franchise Marketing Radio, Paris Baguette’s Chief Development Officer, Mark Mele, said the bakery cafe brand with nearly 90 U.S. locations had a strong start to 2021. Mele said Paris Baguette signed more franchise agreements in the first three months of the year compared to all of last year. But they’re not planning to slow down. Mele explained how they’re looking to grow not only on the east and west coasts where Paris Baguette has an established presence but also in the center of the country.

“We did a pretty good job of east coast, west coast but we’re filling in the center,” said Mele. “We have operations that are happening now in Utah, Phoenix and Denver.” Mele also named markets like Dallas, Huston, Austin, Miami, Orlando, and Chicago as target growth markets.

Mele also discussed how Paris Baguette’s development team is

Paris Baguette brand first arrived in the U.S. in 2005 and has growth into one of the premier franchise opportunities in its category. Paris Baguette’s primary mission, executed every day by its expert staff of bakers, cakers and baristas, is to share moments of joy with customers and help customers share moments of joy with their friends and family by providing world-class cakes, pastries, coffees, breads and other French-inspired bakery & café fare. 

Listen to the entire segment here.

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