Beyond the ordinary.
At Au Bon Pain, we take our service — and menu — beyond the expected. From our authentic artisan breads and scrumptious pastries to inspired menus filled with savory sandwiches, soups, salads and entrees, no recipe is less than perfect, no request beyond our reach. Our lively, bustling marketplaces allow our guests to personally select fresh menu choices from individual stations.
Today, with more than two hundred locations currently operating in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand, Au Bon Pain has grown to become a cornerstone of the urban scene where the world lives, works, shops and plays. You’ll find us on some of the most visible corners and crossroads, in transportation centers, hotels, suburban shopping malls, city office buildings, hospitals and universities alike.
In the Spring of 1978, businessman Louis Kane was strolling through Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace when he came across a display showcasing a new line of French bakery ovens. The aroma and quality of the fresh breads was enchanting. So enchanting in fact, it gave Louis an idea. Why not make wonderful, fresh baked breads and croissants easily available to everyone in the city? From this chance encounter came the first ever Au Bon Pain. And today, there are over 250 Au Bon Pain café's throughout the world, including Kuwait, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Twenty-seven years later, a brand new Au Bon Pain was born. In July of 2005, a number of veteran employees completed a management buyout for 75% ownership of the entire Au Bon Pain Corporation. And with it came a bold new direction and a thrilling new future for our company. A Beyond The Ordinary future.
In our cafés, you’ll find Nutrition Kiosks, which allow customers to easily find the information they need to make the smartest eating choices.
Our company-owned U.S. cafés are concentrated in Boston, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Washington. Franchisees have cafés in 19 states across the United States. If you are interested in franchising, please e-mail us at email@example.com or fax us at (617) 423-7879.