Bruegger’s: reports a 10,5 percent increase

Burlington / VT. (be) Bruegger’s Enterprises Inc. reports that second quarter system-wide gross sales were 42,11 million USD. Compared with 38,12 million USD in 2006, marking a 10,5 percent increase. Revenue for comparable sales grew 4,9 percent at company locations and 3,8 percent system-wide for the second quarter ending July 10. This period marks 13 consecutive quarters of growth for the fast casual leader.

During the quarter Bruegger’s opened four bakeries, one company-owned and three franchise-operated bringing the total to 259 bakeries in 21 states. Franchisees have development commitments for nearly 100 new units over the next few years.

Bruegger’s expects to open 40 new bakeries this year and another 50 bakeries in 2008. New bakeries have just made their debut in South Carolina and Metro D.C. and expansion will continue this fall in markets across the country.

Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners Inc., is a leader in the quick casual restaurant segment. Bruegger’s and its guest-focused team are dedicated to serving delicious, healthy food that brings guests back again and again. In approximately 260 neighbourhood bakery-cafes in 21 states, Bruegger’s offers a warm, comfortable setting for guests to enjoy a wholesome meal with family and friends. Famous for authentic boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger’s bakers lend their expertise to crafting a variety of other stone-hearth baked breads, such as Ciabatta and the exclusive Softwich. Guests can count on innovative menu items, including fresh-made salads, whole wheat wraps, hearty soups, specialty and deli-made sandwiches, desserts, unique Fair Trade Certified coffee blends and original cream cheese flavors. Founded in 1983, Bruegger’s is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbours in every community it serves.