This Popular French Bakery Chain Just Opened Its First Walmart Locations
As McDonald's announced hundreds of closures of its Walmart locations, the big-box retailer began looking for new fast-food tenants that would provide its customers with craveable food options. One of the newly onboarded chains is La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe, which announced in April that it would be partnering with Walmart on new express outposts in several locations in Texas.
The chain, which operates some 80 locations across the South, is planning ten test locations inside Walmart to begin with. And according to QSR Magazine, three of them have already opened in Cleburne, Garland, and Rowlett over the past six weeks. Smaller in footprint, La Madeleines in Walmarts serve grab-and-go options as well as a dine-in menu. Customers can enjoy the signature Chicken Caesar Salad and Tomato Basil Soup, as well as a brand new pizza option, served exclusively at these locations.
Additionally, the bakery outposts include a small retail area, where customers can buy their favorite premade menu items as well as soups, jams, and sauces.
"It's been really exciting to see our partnership with Walmart come to life," says la Madeleine CEO Lionel Ladouceur. "Walmart offers a unique food service experience for its shoppers, and we're proud to be a part of it by serving our fresh, French cuisine to customers looking to either sit and sip during a shopping break or purchase a signature menu item on their way out."
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