La Madeleine Country French Café
A smaller kitchen and a streamlined service system are among the changes at La Madeleine. A 3,500-sq.-ft. prototype opening near its Dallas headquarters boasts a theater-style bakery and expanded retail offerings. Future company stores in McLean, Va.; Silver Spring, Md.; and Tulsa, Okla., are also planned. The chain, which currently owns and operates 60 cafes in Atlanta, Louisiana, Texas and Washington, D.C., will begin franchising in the United States.