Café d’Avignon, the upscale New York City bakery, is expanding their customer reach throughout the New York metro area with the help of newly enlisted development partner, Fransmart.

Pain d’Avignon was founded in 1992 on Cape Cod by a group of childhood friends. In the following years Pain d’Avignon became one of the leaders of artisan bread making on the East Coast. The concept expanded to New York City in 1999 and soon became one of the favorite purveyors for fine breads among the city’s top chefs. In 2012 they opened their first retail bakery in the Plaza Hotel Food Hall and Café d’Avignon was born. Their second location opened on June 2, 2017 at the Dekalb Market Hall in Brooklyn.

The café’s menu is inspired by typical French bakeries where bread and pastries are made, baked and sold on the same day. Other offerings include breakfast and lunch sandwiches, quiches, scones and more. Café d’Avignon serves premium coffee roasted weekly for them by Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Brooklyn.

“We’re very excited to begin franchising and are focusing on growing in the New York metropolitan area. Many of the high-end chefs we’ve been working with for years are bringing their creativity into fast casual restaurants. And it’s great, that the fast casual is entering this new cool phase, where the food is still of the highest quality, but is affordable and available to many, not just to few,” says Rosella Albanese, Café D’Avignon’s director of operations.

Café D’Avignon is currently looking for experienced and enthusiastic multi-unit food service operators to develop franchises in the New York and New Jersey markets. Fransmart will serve as Café d’Avignon’s exclusive franchise development partner and is the franchise development company behind the explosive growth of brands like Five Guys Burgers and Fries and Freshii.

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