Nontraditional venues, much like airport security itself, may come with a menu of hassles and constraints. For vendors who master the process, however, airports and universities, flooded with hungry, on-the-go patrons, are a dominant opportunity.
This fall, Bruegger’s will add a fresh option to its new line of Ciabatta Panini sandwiches and offer guests an excellent value, bringing back its popular “4 Under $4” promotion.
Starting September 21, the fast casual will introduce the Harvest Turkey Ciabatta Panini, made with the seasonal flavors of roasted turkey, cheddar cheese, sliced green apples, pickled red onions, and cranberry mayo. Guests can order the Harvest Turkey Panini alone or paired with Bruegger’s Butternut Squash soup, a traditional favorite. The pairing will be offered for $6.99 until January 2012.
Bruegger’s Enterprises announced a new development agreement with business partners Vish, Hitesh, Nick, and BJ Patel and their company Virginia Bagels to open six bakeries in Virginia Beach and the surrounding neighborhoods. The new franchisee group joins a growing family of more than 300 bakeries in 26 states and Canada.
Bruegger’s Bagels announced the first ever “Skinny Bagel,” with the same taste and texture as a classic bagel, but with 100 fewer calories.
Timothy’s World Coffee announced expansion efforts into the U.S., with the opening of a café at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The decision comes at a time of significant growth for Vermont-based Bruegger’s Enterprises Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary Threecaf Brands, which operates Timothy’s cafés.
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Reporting by Blair Chancey, Sam Oches, Daniel P. Smith, Robin Van Tan, Barney Wolf & Lori Zanteson
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Starting Nov. 17, Bruegger’s will offer its guests just what they need to beat the chill on a crisp winter day. The bakery operator, with 300 locations in 26 states, will reintroduce two favorites for a limited time only - a lunch combination of its Four Cheese and Tomato Panini and Fire Roasted Tomato Soup, and its indulgent Cinnamon Roll Bagel.
Chain's store and menu changes—which it hopes to eventually take brand-wide—debut in one of Bruegger's first markets: the Triangle region of North Carolina.