September 4, 2008 - (BURLINGTON, Vt.) – Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. announced a new development agreement with business partners Joe Ritzler and Mike Paglia and their company Buckeye Bagels, LLC to open eight new bakeries in Columbus, Ohio beginning in late 2008. This development agreement brings the total number of bakery commitments in the greater Columbus area to 11.
“My partner and I were attracted to Bruegger's primarily because of the strong brand recognition, but also because of the variety of fresh-made products and the company's strong partnership and commitment with franchisees," said Ritzler.
“We are very excited about continuing our growth in Columbus,” said Bruegger’s Vice President of Franchise Development Chris Cheek. “Mike and Joe will compliment our existing franchisee, North Coast Bakeries, and play a critical role in expanding our brand in this market.“
Bruegger's kettle-boils and bakes bagels every day, throughout the day, to give the bagels an authentic crunchy crust on the outside and a dense, chewy texture on the inside. In addition to fresh, hot bagels, Bruegger's offers an extensive menu that includes fresh-tossed salads, made-to-order sandwiches and unique coffee blends, including a daily Fair Trade CertifiedTM blend.
About Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc.
Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leader in the quick, casual restaurant segment. Bruegger's and its GUEST-focused team are dedicated to serving delicious, healthy food that brings guests back again and again. In approximately 280 neighborhood bakery-cafes in 23 states, Bruegger's offers a warm, comfortable setting for guests to enjoy a wholesome meal with family and friends. Famous for authentic boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger's bakers lend their expertise to crafting a variety of other stone-hearth baked breads, such as Ciabatta and the exclusive Softwich. Guests can count on innovative menu items, including fresh-made salads, whole wheat wraps, hearty soups, specialty and deli-made sandwiches, desserts, unique Fair Trade coffee blends and original cream cheese flavors. Founded in 1983, Bruegger's is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbors in every community it serves. For more information, please visit www.brueggers.com.
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