la Madeleine Country French Cafe


La Madeleine promotes Christine Johnson to COO

Johnson had previously served as chief administrative officer for the French bakery-café chain’s parent, Le Duff America.


La Madeleine tests Walmart locations

La Madeleine is testing Walmart units. As big chains like McDonald’s and Subway leave their retail units, the French bakery/cafe brand plans to open 10 Express restaurants this summer.

The chain’s CEO said the new design represents the future of the brand.

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

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

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

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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.

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