Construction for a new Kneaders Bakery & Cafe is underway following a groundbreaking on July 31, 2013. A fast-casual restaurant and retail shop, this new location will be built next to the restaurant’s founding location in Orem and offer additional space for classes and special events.
“While we love our original restaurant, we outgrew the space quickly and knew it was time to build a larger site,” says CEO James Worthington. “We are thrilled to see construction begin and look forward to opening our doors later this year.”
This new location is just one of several new restaurants to open within the year. Kneaders also plans to build new bakery and cafes in Las Vegas, San Antonio, Texas, Colorado Springs, Colorado, West Valley, Utah, and Awatukee and San Tan Village, Arizona.
“We’ve had tremendous growth over the past couple years and plan to continue our expansion through the rest of this year and into 2014,” Worthington says.
Kneaders is a Utah-based restaurant franchise specializing in European hearth breads, made from scratch on site daily, as well as gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, and breakfast items. It also provides catering services for groups of all sizes, from birthday parties to weddings, and offers a variety of retail products including gift baskets and holiday-themed gifts.
Colleen and Gary Worthington opened the first Kneaders in Orem, Utah, in 1997. Shortly after opening, James Worthington, CEO, and David Vincent, CFO, joined them, and they all continue to operate as the Kneaders franchisors to this day. The brand currently consists of 23 locations including 19 in Utah, one in Meridian, Idaho, two in Yuma, and another in in Gilbert, Arizona.