Le Macaron French Pastries Continues Nationwide Expansion With 10 New Locations

by Katie Lee

Sarasota, Fla. — Le Macaron, the leading French pastries and macaron franchise in the U.S., is on track to meet its year-end goal of 80 franchise units following remarkable growth in 2002 and an impressive first quarter in 2023 with multiple franchise openings. As the #1 macaron franchise with 76 units nationwide in various stages of development, the popular French patisserie will open 10 new locations this summer in Tucson, Ariz.; Gaithersburg, Md.; New York; Columbus, Ohio; Tarpon Springs, Fla.; Pembroke Pines, Fla.; and three California stores in Long Beach, Sacramento and New Port Beach. In addition, a third Le Macaron café is slated to open in Nashville, Tenn.

“We are pleased that our growth plans are exceeding expectations,” says Greg Guillem, a spokesperson for Le Macaron. “Le Macaron is fueling America’s growing love affair with macarons, resulting in a constant stream of inquiries from investors and entrepreneurs. We are on track to increase our total number of units to 80 by the end of this year.”

New owners Gary and Stacy Haggart will open the first Le Macaron café in Arizona this summer with the first of three units planned for Tucson.

Franchisee Michael Bermingham said he is anticipating a soft opening in August for his Long Beach location in Belmont Shore on Second Street. Bermingham pivoted from a career in technology to follow his dream of owning a food business.

Co-founder Rosalie Guillem said prospective franchisees are encouraged by the brand’s significant year-over-year as well as Le Macaron’s commitment to franchise support.

“Prospective franchisees are ultimately choosing Le Macaron because we are the industry leader with premium products, beautiful store designs and an excellent track record from existing franchisees who are experiencing success nationwide,” she says. “Our confectionery is now producing more than 32,000 macarons per day, which is more than 30,000 per day we produced at this time last year.”

For more information, visit http://lemacaronfranchise.com/.

Founded in 2009 by Guillem and her daughter Audrey, Le Macaron French Pastries is an elegant retail specialty French patisserie that offers guests the finest, authentic French macarons and pastries. Headquartered in Sarasota, Fla., the brand began franchising in 2012 and has since grown to more than 75 locations across the U.S. For more information, visit http://lemacaron-us.com/.

SOURCE: Le Macaron French Pastries®

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