Chain: La Madeleine

la Madeleine Looks to Ramp Up U.S. Franchise Growth

French-founded and French-owned la Madeleine is expanding franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. as the brand carries on the tradition of serving approachable, French-cuisine fast casual dining across North America. The brand is specifically seeking growth with qualified franchise candidates in 10 states: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Virginia. “We […]

la Madeleine Names Mark Ramage Senior Director of Franchise Development

French-founded and French-owned la Madeleine has appointed seasoned industry executive Mark Ramage as senior director of franchise development, effective immediately.  Ramage has more than 20 years’ experience in the franchise development industry, with success spearheading development strategy, sales and real estate across multiple franchise restaurant and quick service brands. He has held leadership titles at […]

la Madeleine Opens First International Location

la Madeleine recently opened its first international location in Bangalore, India, in partnership with HMS Host. Bengaluru International Airport (BIAL) handles more than 16 million passengers per year from travelers all over the world, which makes opening a café in BIAL a great opportunity for la Madeleine to gain worldwide awareness and sampling of authentic […]

la Madeleine Launches Limited-Time Fall Bakery Menu

la Madeleine kicks off the fall season a little earlier this year with a limited-time only bakery menu launching Aug. 17 with returning fall favorites and all-new items featuring classic fall flavors of pumpkin spice, cinnamon sugar and caramel apple.   New to the French-inspired bakery and café’s fall menu is the Pumpkin Streusel Muffin ($2.99), […]

La Madeleine Introduces New Crêpes to Menu

French-founded and French-owned la Madeleine introduced crêpes to its menu in two new varieties – sweet, fruity Strawberry Nutella and hearty, savory Crêpe la Madeleine.  Crêpes, classic thin French pancakes, are made with simple ingredients that add up to big flavor. The iconic dish, which originated centuries ago in Brittany, a region of western France, […]

Christine Johnson Promoted to COO of La Madeleine

la Madeleine French Café CEO Lionel Ladouceur announced that the company has promoted Christine Johnson as its new chief operating officer. Already closely acquainted with the popular French café, Johnson is an experienced practicing attorney of more than 18 years and joins la Madeleine after serving as vice president and general counsel, and more recently, […]

la Madeleine French Bakery & Café to Open Express Prototype Locations in Partnership with Walmart

la Madeleine French Bakery & Café announced today that it will be sharing its joie de vivre (joy of living) with more North Texans through its innovative new Express prototype and partnership with Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. “We’re very excited about Walmart’s curated food service experience for customers,” says la Madeleine CEO Lionel Ladouceur. “We look forward to making it even […]

La Madeleine to Make Addison Return on February 8

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café is set to start sharing the joie de vivre (joy of living) and its renowned French comfort food with more North Texans when the neighborhood bakery makes its highly anticipated return to Addison on Monday, February 8. Located at 15125 Montfort Drive, the new restaurant will showcase the brand’s […]

La Madeleine Adds Three New Seasonal Dishes to Menu

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café introduces a seasonal menu featuring French recipes with a twist. The new recipes are not only inspired by French cooking, but also by la Madeleine guests craving authentic flavors. Tested throughout the year at community events to huge acclaim, La Madeleine is welcoming a French staple, the Jambon-Beurre baguette sandwich, to […]

La Madeleine Completes Second Stage of Refranchising

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe successfully completed the second phase of its refranchising program with the sale of its Atlanta restaurants this week. San Antonio-based R. Hakim Corp., led by Vice President Kyle Hakim, purchased the three bakery-cafes and has committed to opening 15 additional locations in Atlanta and North Carolina. The deal comes […]

La Madeleine Completes First Phase of Refranchising

La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe has successfully completed the first phase of its refranchising program announced in March. Sugar Land, Texas-based HZ LM Casual Foods, led by Amin Dhanani, one of the general partners of The Dhanani Group, has purchased 26 la Madeleine bakeries in Houston, Austin and Louisiana and secured development rights for […]

La Madeleine Releases Provence-Inspired Menu

La Madeleine French Bakery & Café takes guests on a flavor journey through the south of France with its new Provence-inspired menu that celebrates the food and culture of the iconic region during its peak season. “Provence is known for its small villages, outdoor markets, fragrant herbs, fresh vegetables, lemon and olive trees, and joyful, […]

La Madeleine Targets Georgia, North Carolina for Growth

La Madeleine announced plans to open two la Madeleine cafés in North Carolina. The first of the two cafés is slated to open in Cary on Tuesday, July 12.  Both cafés in North Carolina are owned by R. Hakim Corp, a franchise ownership group comprised of experienced restaurateurs and current la Madeleine franchise owners, will […]

La Madeleine Opens New Store in Lubbock, Texas

La Madeleine Country French Café announced the opening of its second café in Lubbock, Texas, on Monday, May 16. Known for its French cuisine handcrafted daily with fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere, la Madeleine’s newest café is located at 8201 Quaker Ave, #118, in Kingsgate Center. “We are ecstatic to open a […]

La Madeleine Joins Children’s Hunger Fund

La Madeleine Country French Café, the Dallas-based bakery café brand with more than 80 locations nationwide, announced its commitment to raising funds that will provide 1.2 million meals to children in need through Children’s Hunger Fund. In May, la Madeleine will launch its heartfelt effort in tandem with Children’s Hunger Fund by raising $300,000 through […]

La Madeleine Opens New Cafes in Georgia and Arkansas

La Madeleine Country French Café, the acclaimed, authentic country French bakery café recently opened two new cafés in Buford, Georgia, and Little Rock, Arkansas. Known for its French cuisine handcrafted daily with fresh, seasonally inspired ingredients and comfortable, welcoming atmosphere, la Madeleine’s Buford café is located at 1795 Mall of Georgia Boulevard across the street […]

La Madeleine Flips for Breakfast Crêpes

This spring, la Madeleine Country French Café is bringing breakfast to the forefront of its menu. Encouraging guests to enjoy their la Madeleine morning, the acclaimed bakery café announced the launch of new custom breakfast crêpes. Channeling French traditions, the breakfast crêpes are made with eggs scrambled with a choice of fresh ingredients served in […]