Paris Baguette, a bakery café concept with 4,000 units worldwide, including nearly 150 in the United States, continues its expansion with its most recent bakery café opening in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. This is the second location in Canada, with the franchise planning six more in the country this year and eight in 2024.

“We are thrilled to announce our newest and second opening within Canada. There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity in the bakery café space,” says Bill Zuccarello, vice president of construction. “No one else is doing what we are on the same scale, and that’s attracting a lot of attention. It’s a really exciting time for us as we continue seeing growth through franchise expansion and year-over-year revenue numbers.”

Paris Baguette is poised for rapid growth in North America, looking to reach or surpass the 1,000-unit mark in the US by 2030. In 2023, Paris Baguette aims to sign 160 franchise agreements and open 64 new cafés domestically. Zuccarello says target markets for the coming year include Washington, California, Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Zuccarello adds that the franchise will continue its development in New Jersey and New York and expand in some additional states in New England, including Connecticut and Massachusetts.