One of the biggest names in baking will now make its mark on one of the biggest cities in the country. Magnolia Bakery officially opened its first location in Washington, D.C. on Monday, September 10.
Magnolia Bakery’s new D.C. store is located at transit hub Union Station, where another big name – French macaron specialist Ladurée – opened last year. It’s located just blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building, and has become an iconic destination for visitors looking to shop and dine.
To celebrate the debut, Magnolia Bakery is offering a small classic banana pudding with purchase to the first 50 guests every day through Saturday, September 15. The location will operate from Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. EST. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Customers will be able to enjoy Magnolia’s signature cupcakes, as well as favorites such as banana pudding, cheesecake, pies, muffins, cakes, cookies, brownies, and much more. Other dining options that have arrived at Union Station recently include pizza chain Neapolitan Express, San Francisco’s Blue Bottle Coffee, and chicken sandwich chain Chik-fil-A.
Magnolia Bakery plans to bring its famous treats to customers across the country with as many as 200 stores in the U.S. in the next five years. The company’s CEO, Steve Abrams, says that Magnolia developed the ambitious plan with the goal of putting 1-3 bakeries in each of America’s top 50 markets.