On Saturday, September 2, Le Macaron French Pastries co-owners Rosalie Gulliem and Audrey Saba expressed gratitude for the franchisees and owners who have worked to make Le Macaron the leading macaron franchise in the United States.

“We are reaching out and congratulating all of our franchisees for their hard work and commitment,” Guillem said. “We appreciate the entrepreneurial spirit of our franchisees, as they are integral to our success. We simply could never have achieved our ranking of the #1 macaron franchise in the country without them!”

Franchise Appreciation Day is recognized every year on the Saturday before Labor Day. The official national day is observed to educate consumers about local franchises and how they can patronize and support them.

The family-owned business began franchising in 2012 and currently operates nearly 70 stores nationwide from Florida to California. The company targets franchises in high traffic areas where customers can enjoy macarons, gourmet chocolates, French gelato, European-style coffee and classic French pastries.

This year, Le Macaron is slated to open locations in Columbus, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; Long Beach, California; Sacramento, California; Pembroke Pines, Florida; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; New York; and Miami.

“We have nearly 20 franchises in various stages of development,” Guillem said. “We continually offer support and guidance to our owners to help them succeed every step of the way.”