Bruegger's Bagels, the 295-unit bakery chain headquartered in Burlington, Vt., said it is gearing up to introduce its next generation bakery prototype.
"The first prototypes will be completed in Charlotte, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Pittsburgh by April 30, with plans to complete 50 remodels in 2010," the chain said in a press release. "Over the next three years, Bruegger's will renovate hundreds of bakeries at a total cost of more than $10 million.... The new prototypes will feature a brick and stone hearth in the bagel display area and guests can watch bagels being kettle-boiled and baked in the traditional style."
"This design represents the future of our bakeries," Jim Greco, chief executive of Bruegger's, said in a statement.
Bruegger's Enterprises Inc. is an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc. The photo that appears with this post was taken from the chain's website.