Chain: La Boulange

Garbanzo Mediterranean Buys Equity in La Boulange

Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh CEO James Park announced that he and co-owner Michael Staenberg have made a substantial investment and acquired an equity interest in the popular café bakery brand La Boulangerie de San Francisco, founded by acclaimed French baker Pascal Rigo. The eight-unit chain—known as much for its authentic French atmosphere as its scratch-made pastries, […]

Starbucks to Close All La Boulange Locations

Starbucks announced that it will be shuttering all 23 La Boulange bakery-cafés by the end of the year. Branded foods from the San Francisco–based baked goods purveyor, which Starbucks purchased in 2012, will continue to be sold in Starbucks locations. The company released a statement on its future plans for La Boulange: “Food is a […]

La Boulange Opens Doors to L.A. Unit, First Outside San Fran

Today La Boulange opened the doors to its first restaurant outside of its hometown San Francisco, bringing a new, all-day concept to the Los Angeles dining scene. Inspired by La Boulange’s rustic bakery and café roots, the new all-day menu offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner, bringing the same passion and commitment to serving authentic food […]

Mobile Ordering Apps Open Doors for Fast Casuals

As smartphone use continues to rapidly increase, quick-service operators are turning to startup companies to develop mobile ordering applications. Earlier this week, San Francisco–based La Boulange Café & Bakery announced the launch of its new mobile ordering app created exclusively by the online ordering company OLO. “Now, instead of having to wait in a long […]

Starbucks to Acquire La Boulange for $100 Million

Responding to customer demand for more wholesome and delicious food options, Starbucks Coffee Company announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire San Francisco–based Bay Bread LLC and its La Boulange bakery brand, as well as to hire renowned French baker Pascal Rigo. This acquisition and Pascal’s visionary leadership will bring the […]