Breadsmith has been named to the 2016 list of “Top Ten Emerging Brands” by Fishbowl, a leading provider of restaurant marketing software. Based on a combination of industry research, survey metrics, and social media analytics, the list is comprised of brands that “exhibit a strong promise of potential growth in the near future and embrace progressive developments that are innovative and unique.” Past winners include Shake Shack, Mendocino Farms, and Tender Greens, all restaurant chains that have shown significant growth in recent years.

“We are excited to be included as part of this industry recognition,” said Tim Malouf, president of Breadsmith Franchising, Inc. “We pride ourselves in serving the best made-from-scratch artisan breads, living out our brand through each loaf we bake and each positive interaction we have with our guests.”

Fishbowl’s 2016 list of “Top Ten Emerging Brands” recognized distinctly different brands that produce “…best-in-class food that generates excitement on the merits of quality and taste, while also exemplifying clear missions that matter to their guests.” Others recognized on the 2016 top-ten list include Bowl of Heaven, Mission BBQ, Sweetgreen, Blue Bottle Café, Not Your Average Joe’s, Belcampo Meat Co, Bareburger, Modern Market, and Juice Served Here.

Breadsmith, which was founded in 1993 and is based in Whitefish Bay, WI, specializes in hand-crafted, European-style artisan breads made in the tradition of old world master bakers. Its breads and sweets are made from scratch, using the only highest quality ingredients without additives or preservatives. Its dough is never frozen and each item is baked in a five-ton, stone-hearth oven imported from Europe. More than 30 neighborhood Breadsmith bakeries can be found in 16 states, each providing locally customized menus.