Café D’Avignon — the four-unit, European-style bakery and café chain known for their freshly baked croissants and baguettes — announced franchising with Fransmart earlier in December. The first market Café D’Avignon will be tackling is Florida. Café D’Avignon has signed the lease for a second franchised Florida location in Orlando, which will be opening in early 2020, along with two more Florida locations to come in the future.
In 1992, founder Uliks Fehmiu began his business with a group of friends by providing wholesale breads and pastries to high-end restaurants and hotels in New York City before eventually opening their own concept.
Currently, the team is looking for more franchisees in the New York City and Florida markets, with plans to expand nationally after that.
“I was blown away by the quality of the food, as well as the concept’s operational efficiencies,” Café D’Avignon’s first franchisee Alex Nikitin said in a statement. “After experiencing the food and unique experience first-hand, I conducted the market research and felt confident in bringing the concept to the Orlando area.”
The average check at Café D’Avignon is $9 and the average square footage spans 500-1,500 square feet.