In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received Top-5 distinctions in two key categories.

The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the Top-5 large chains (places with less than 5,000 locations) in the Healthy Options and Facilities categories. This is the second straight year that Atlanta Bread placed among the top 5 chains in these two categories.

"We are extremely honored that our guests have recognized Atlanta Bread in these two vital areas," said Jerry Couvaras, Atlanta Bread's CEO and President. "Over the past several years we have continued to evolve our menu, as well as our design and decor. The results of the exclusive Zagat Survey tell us that our customers are pleased with this enhanced experience and we look forward to continuing to provide our guests with Globally Inspired, Locally Sourced menu items in a comfortable, eclectic environment."

The Zagat rankings follow other recent consumer-centric distinctions Atlanta Bread has received, including being named by Parents magazine as one of the "Top-Ten Fast Casual Restaurants for Families," one of the country's "Top-Ten Healthiest Fast Food Restaurants" by Health magazine, and of the "Top 50 Movers and Shakers" by Fast Casual Magazine.

Atlanta Bread ( is a privately-held, fast-casual restaurant concept. The bakery cafes recently underwent a complete rebranding of its menu, location, and positioning. Named a Top Facility in the 2009 and 2010 Fast-Food Surveys by Zagat, Atlanta Bread has an inviting atmosphere that encourages customers to make Atlanta Bread their third home. The company flavors its customers' days from early morning through the evening with its continuous service model.

Breakfast includes freshly-made items such as bagels, pastries and hot breakfast sandwiches. For lunch and dinner the bakery cafes offer a variety of options including hot soups and unique sandwiches and salads. Gourmet coffees and fresh-baked goods are served throughout the day. Atlanta Bread is recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Fast-Casual Family Restaurants by Parents magazine and as one of the Top 10 Healthiest Fast-Food Restaurants by Health magazine. Atlanta Bread currently has more than 80 locations spanning over 20 states.