Kneaders Bakery & Cafe is a fast-casual bakery chain with the motto “It’s all about the bread.” It was created in the tradition of family-owned European bakeries and specializes in hand-kneaded, made-from-scratch breads as well as specialty cakes and other foods. It offers catering and gift baskets along with dine-in services. Gary and Colleen Worthington founded Kneaders in 1997 in Orem, Utah; there are now 23 franchised restaurants in the chain spanning Utah, Arizona and Idaho. The concept plans to expand into Colorado, Texas and Nevada in the coming year.
|2012 Systemwide Sales||$26,000,000*|
|% Change in Sales||40.5%|
|2012 U.S. Units||21|
|2012 Average Unit Volume||$1,400,000*|
|% Change in AUV||2.5%|
|Future 50 Year||2013|