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la Madeleine Country French Cafe

Leadership

Lionel Ladouceur named CEO of Le Duff America

He will take over operations of the owner of Brioche Doree and La Madeleine in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Consumers reveal the five limited-time offers they are most likely to purchase and the five they find most craveable.

Don’t let employees leave without doing these three things.

French foods and concepts are “tres chic” right now.

The chain specializes in French fare and baked goods for breakfast, lunch and dinner

An upscale chain specializing in high-quality French fare and baked goods

While the bakery café menu category saw its total sales increase by 4% to $7.3 billion and units by 1% to 3,499, performance among the individual brands varied widely.

Le Duff America has tapped the onetime chief of Motel 6 to spark expansion in the United States.

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