Café d’Avignon will celebrate the grand opening of its first franchise location in Orlando, Florida, next week. Located in the heart of Central Florida’s most sought-after entertainment complex, Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk, the location is Café d’Avignon’s first storefront outside of New York City.  

Franchisee Alex Nikitin plans to open four additional locations across the greater Orlando area, and signed the lease for his second location in December.

“This is the perfect time to bring Café d’Avignon to Orlando because there is demand for high-quality food yet very few local competitors – even the local bakeries cannot match the level of quality of Café d’Avignon,” says franchisee Nikitin. “I’m proud to partner with Café d’Avignon to open its first franchise location and continue bringing the outstanding pastries and coffee to demanding customers in Orlando. Margaritaville’s Sunset Walk is just the beginning, as I know locals and visitors alike will appreciate the experience Café d’Avignon offers.”

Increasing customer demand for high-quality coffee and wholesome, flavorful bakery goods has driven strong growth for Café d’Avignon. With a taste for savory, fresh food and an appreciation for preserving old-world traditions, Café d’Avignon pursues excellence in everything it does to bring quality bakery goods to tables up and down the East Coast.

In addition to its first Florida franchise location, the concept currently operates five corporate locations throughout New York City, with plans to expand and franchise nationwide.

“We’ve taken great care to ensure our first franchise location will build on our legacy of providing guests with an unparalleled experience as soon as they step inside, coupled with our bread and pastries that are baked and served fresh every day,” adds Café d’Avignon founding partner Bane Stamenkovic. “We’re excited to bring our concept to Florida so more people can taste the cherished flavors that were inspired by our childhood, and experience the old-world traditions that are the backbone of Café d’Avignon.”

Café d’Avignon is partnered exclusively with Fransmart, the industry-leading franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers & Fries, The Halal Guys, and QDOBA Mexican Grill, to assist the bakery-café as the concept grows beyond its New York City roots to top media markets across the country.

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