La Brea Bakery Café has closed down locations in Los Angeles and Downtown Disney District permanently, in a move to exit the restaurant business and continue focus on growing its business through retail grocery and foodservice locations, the company said.
According to the company, La Brea Bakery artisan breads have been the “cornerstone” of Aspire Bakeries’ artisan bread business. La Brea Bakery has a long history which began as a restaurant on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. Their artisan bread today is made using an original sourdough starter, a recipe which has not changed in 34 years and is made by bread makers whose artisan techniques have not changed either.
“We are so thankful and hold a tremendous amount of appreciation for our employees, and for our customers who have frequented La Brea Bakery Café over the years. Our flagship Café location on La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles is where the La Brea Bakery magic started 34 years ago,” said Tyson Yu, CEO of Aspire Bakeries, owner of La Brea Bakery. “These humble beginnings are an integral part of the brand history, and we will forever be grateful to the local community for their support over the years … you can still find our delicious La Brea Bakery artisan breads in your local grocery in-store bakery and at other locations that serve artisan breads.”
Franchised La Brea Bakery kiosks in the Reno International Airport (Nevada) and JFK Airport (New York) will remain open, while the company looks forward to its next chapter in focusing on growth of its grocery and foodservice business.
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