Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. today announced a partnership with Kennedy Krieger Institute, an organization internationally known for its work with children and adolescents with brain, spinal cord, and musculoskeletal disorders. The fast-casual chain will be the only on-site food provider for patients, families, and staff of the Institute’s inpatient and outpatient hospitals in East Baltimore.

The bakery, set to open in mid-summer, will be located at Kennedy Krieger’s new state-of-the-art Outpatient Center in a second floor location overlooking an outdoor therapeutic garden.

“Bruegger’s serves guests in a wide range of non-traditional locations, such as hospitals and airports,” says Chris Cheek, vice president of franchise development. “We enjoy providing a healthy and fresh choice for people wherever they may be, and believe in Kennedy Krieger’s important mission to help children and adolescents.”

Bruegger’s has long supported organizations that benefit children. In late April, the chain launched a weeklong donation campaign to benefit children’s hospitals in conjunction with the opening of its next generation bakery prototype. It has also supported Toys for Tots, Feed the Children, Share our Strength, and other causes.

The Kennedy Krieger bakery will offer visitors and staff the same wide range of breakfast and lunch options offered at Bruegger’s locations throughout the U.S. and Canada; including kettle-boiled bagels, breakfast and lunch sandwiches served on fresh-baked bagels, and breads, soups, salads, Green Mountain Coffee, pastries, and desserts.

“Our staff is thrilled to have the tasty, fresh and quick choices that Bruegger’s offers,” says Elisa Mintz Delia, assistant administrator for the Kennedy Krieger Institute, “and we are proud to be able to offer our patients and families a healthy and high-quality dining option during their visits to Kennedy Krieger.”

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