American Kolache is set to franchise its fresh-baked breakfast and lunch concept to the eastern half of the United States.

American Kolache is the newest concept from longtime restaurateurs Russell Clark and Bart Mantia. American Kolache will serve as the national brand of parent company, St. Louis Kolache which currently has three locations in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and is rapidly expanding.

“Our company is the perfect concept for this post Corona environment,” Mantia notes. American Kolache restaurants require a small footprint of 1,000 to 1,500 square feet and average almost ninety percent takeout and delivery. Locations with a drive-thru option will likely see more efficiency.

American Kolache offers over thirty-five different freshly-baked kolaches a day, ranging from Sausage and Gravy and Bacon Egg and Cheese to its signature “Merica,” which has sausage, gravy, eggs, hash browns and bacon. In addition to savory menu items, American Kolache offers sweet selections which include s’mores and cinnamon rolls, among other favorites.

All St. Louis Kolache and American Kolache bakeries support local coffeeshops and restaurants for its signature collaborations. Clark notes, “Working on collaborations with local James Beard Award winners has really taken our concept to the next level.”

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