Residents of the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee, Arizona, are about to awaken to the smell of freshly baked bread. Kneaders Bakery & Café, a fast-casual restaurant and retail shop, will open its newest location at 4730 East Ray Road, Phoenix, Arizona, on Thursday, February 20. The first 100 customers will receive free French toast in celebration of the grand opening festivities.

“We are very excited to expand Kneaders’ footprint within the Phoenix market,” says Andrew Smith, Kneaders area developer. “Our goal is to provide an experience where the atmosphere is comfortable, the food is fresh, and customers feel cared for. The community really embraced us with our first two locations in Gilbert, and we’re looking forward to serving new customers in Ahwatukee.”

Josh Tycksen is the operating partner for the new location. He looks forward to opening the company’s third location in the greater Phoenix area and fifth location in Arizona.

“We’ve had tremendous growth over the past couple years, and I attribute that to our amazing teams, dedication to using only the highest-quality ingredients and consistently providing excellent customer service,” says James Worthington, CEO of Kneaders. “I think Josh will do an excellent job at upholding our high standards at this new location. The wonderful people in the Phoenix area have treated us very well, and we are confident that the new Ahwatukee store will be a success.”



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