Fast Casual Makes Multiunit Deal for Arizona Debut

Sweet Paris Creperie has 16 units open, and plans for more than 40 more underway.

Nothing Bundt Cakes franchisees John and Sue Gilbert are adding to their mix, with plans to bring Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe to Arizona this year.

The first of three Phoenix-area units will open this fall in Scottsdale Quarter shopping center, with subsequent Arizona openings planned for the next three years. The Gilberts, a husband-wife duo, first started franchising with Nothing Bundt Cakes in North Carolina almost a decade ago.

Sweet Paris Creperie & Cafe, co-founded by Allison and Ivan Chavez in 2012, offers sweet and savory crepes, waffles, salads, paninis, hot drinks and more. Currently, the Houston-based brand has 16 units spanning Texas, Florida, Minnesota and Mexico.

In late January, the chain also announced a record-breaking multiunit agreement with Virentes Partners Group; that deal will bring 15 locations to Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee within the next eight years. With its current expansion deals, the brand is trudging toward a 50-plus-unit store count.


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