La Madeleine announced plans to open two la Madeleine cafés in North Carolina. The first of the two cafés is slated to open in Cary on Tuesday, July 12.
Both cafés in North Carolina are owned by R. Hakim Corp, a franchise ownership group comprised of experienced restaurateurs and current la Madeleine franchise owners, will open in North Carolina as part of the brand’s multiunit agreement. Additionally, R. Hakim Corp. is also planning to open nine more cafés throughout Georgia, with their most recent opening in Buford taking place two months ago.
“This partnership represents a significant step in our franchise development strategy, especially as we expand into the Cary community for the first time,” says John Cahill, president of la Madeleine. “Our café is going to fit in perfectly as a gathering place for friends and families to enjoy country French cuisine in a laid-back and relaxing environment.”
Kyle Hakim, the vice president of R. Hakim Corp., is the principal owner behind bringing la Madeleine to Georgia and Cary. Hakim has always enjoyed frequent visits to la Madeleine in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, and is ready to take the next step by bringing a taste of the French countryside to North Carolina.
“I have very fond memories of dining with friends and family at la Madeleine. I personally love the café’s warm and inviting atmosphere,” Hakim says. “I also noticed that the brand attracts a wide variety of consumers, casting a net across many generations. It has extraordinary appeal and there is not another eatery that comes close to offering the same experience in North Carolina.”
Situated in a 7,400-square-foot end cap location near the Cary Towne Center mall, the French-inspired café is situated at 1115 Walnut Street. The locale will also feature enhanced seating options, which include custom-built tables and a large outdoor patio. A private dining room is also available for special events.
Part of la Madeleine’s unique appeal is its consistent customer traffic throughout the day, at breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Currently, the concept offers a tremendous ground-floor opportunity to become part of a brand adored for its food and ambiance.