Arizona Expansion For Kneaders Bakery

Kneaders Bakery & Café will open its newest location at 2030 East Elliott Road, Tempe, Arizona, on March 5.

The first 100 customers will receive a free meal of French toast as part of the grand opening festivities. In addition to the bakery, the Tempe Kneaders location will include a retail shop offering a variety of gift baskets, online ordering capabilities, and a drive thru for quick and convenient customer service. Regular hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Growth 40

Aside from all being west of the Mississippi River, Denver; Waco, Texas; and Yuma, Arizona, have seemingly little in common. One is a thriving cosmopolitan metro nestled on the rim of the Rocky Mountains; one sits in the shadow of much larger and more heralded Lone Star markets; and the other perches quietly on the nation's southern border.

Each has its own charm and character, but all share one distinction: high potential for quick-service restaurant growth, according to QSR’s third-annual Growth 40 report.