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Paris Baguette Looks to Ottawa for Growth With Capacity for 8 New Bakery Cafés

The global bakery café franchise is targeting growth in Barrhaven, Westboro Village, Orleans and more as they work to revive the neighborhood bakery café experience in Canada.

By Morgan Wood1851 Franchise Contributor
SPONSORED 8:08AM 05/22/24

Paris Baguette, the French-inspired bakery café franchise, is looking to break into Ottawa with capacity for up to eight new locations in the province. After a strong entry to the country last year with 5 bakery cafés already opened, it’s clear the Canadian market is receptive to the Paris Baguette model, and the brand is now looking to further establish their presence there.

“Canada has welcomed Paris Baguette warmly thus far, and we’re excited to continue our growth across the country,” said Mat Miskiman, head of the brand’s franchise development in Canada. “There truly is nothing quite like Paris Baguette in Ottawa, and as we take on this next growth opportunity, we look forward to partnering with passionate entrepreneurs who align with our mission and vision.”

One of the key focuses of the development team is the selection of prime real estate. Through collaboration with franchisees in their markets, Paris Baguette will work to identify the absolute best space in each community, supporting owners in delivering the elevated experience Paris Baguette is known and loved for.

“Securing the right real estate is one of the most important steps a franchisee will take in their ownership journey,” Miskiman said. “Our dedicated team of real estate professionals will help our new Ottawa owners to choose a site that will be most conducive to their long-term success.”

Paris Baguette is currently focused on development in the Rideau Center, Westboro Village, Kanata Centrum, Barrhaven, Bank & Wakley, Orleans, and Nepean areas. As the capital of Canada, Ottawa offers a strong market and a diverse, growing population that supports Paris Baguette’s ongoing development. 

While there is capacity for up to eight new bakery cafés in Ottawa, the team plans to open one or two per year until the market is saturated. As they grow, Paris Baguette is dedicated to maintaining quality, and taking a more measured approach to growth which will allow them to carefully strategize the expansion, ensuring each franchise feels fully supported and each new bakery café launches successfully.

For their expansion in Ottawa, Paris Baguette is looking to partner with driven, community-minded entrepreneurs who are committed to reviving the neighborhood bakery café model in Canada while providing a great guest experience each and every time. In the coming months, Miskiman will be visiting Ottawa to meet with prospective owners and further discuss development opportunities in their communities.

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