SALT LAKE CITY, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kneaders Bakery & Café is excited to announce its 50th store opening set for today in Phoenix, Ariz. Kneaders is dedicated to the communities it serves; this support has helped drive the company's growth plans over the last 19 years.
The Phoenix store marks the 16th in Arizona and the 50th in the western United States. Salt Lake City-based Kneaders, is known for making substantial and significant contributions to strengthen the health, social, educational and cultural fabric of each community it is located in. Kneaders' 50th store will continue the company's tradition of donating all unsold bread at the end of each day to a local organization to support the community and minimize food waste.
"We are pleased to announce our 50th store opening and even more excited to bring Kneaders to this thriving community," said James Worthington, CEO of Kneaders. "Kneaders is a family-founded and community-focused company and we have worked hard to continue our growth throughout the country in a sustainable way. We look forward to continuing this growth in our 50th store and serving the outstanding families, businesses and community organizations that make each location so special."
By the end of 2016, Kneaders plans to continue to advance its growth strategy by having a total of 55 stores around the country.
"It's important to us to grow at a sustainable level in order to maintain the quality service our customers expect and the level of service we've provided since the opening of our first store in 1997," said Worthington.
Known for creating scratch-made artisanal European hearth breads; fresh, made-to-order sandwiches; and a warm and inviting atmosphere, Kneaders easily distinguishes itself from other cafés. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, it uses only the highest quality ingredients to make a wide variety of menu items. Each location slow-roasts up to 200 pounds of turkey breasts daily, which is hand-pulled and served fresh on Kneaders sandwiches and salads. Bakers create 13 varieties of bread daily, often beginning as early as 2 a.m., along with more than 42 scratch-made pastries, cakes, cookies and desserts.
Like its other locations, the Phoenix store will include a retail shop, which offers custom-made and themed gift baskets, as well as a variety of home décor, online ordering capabilities and drive-thru service. Hours of operation will be Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
About Kneaders Bakery & Café
Founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997, Kneaders Bakery & Café is headquartered in Orem, Utah. The award-winning, fast-casual restaurant uses only the highest quality ingredients to create fresh European hearth breads, delicious sandwiches, mouthwatering pastries, hearty soups and refreshing salads, all made in-house each day. All restaurants have a retail section and also offer a variety of custom-made and themed gift baskets in addition to providing catering services. Kneaders Bakery & Café currently operates corporate-owned and franchised locations in six western states.
For more information, visit kneaders.com.
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