Bakery & Restaurant/Cafe Operator

BUSINESS CAPITAL PROVIDES EXPANSION CAPITAL FOR PREMIER BAKER & PRODUCER OF FAMOUS SAN FRANCISCO SOUR DOUGH

Business Capital has secured a growth capital facility for Le Boulanger, Inc., a premier family-owned bakery and café operator, offering a wide variety of award-winning breads, pastries and gourmet coffees.

In addition to retail, the Company also operates successful wholesale and catering divisions. It has won numerous awards for a variety of products, including its original San Francisco sourdough.

Le Boulanger is a civic leader and employer in the community, selling at retail locations and catering throughout the Bay Area, and regularly guiding tourists and school groups through its large-scale baking and manufacturing facility. In addition, the Company bakes a broad variety of products for restaurants and food providers throughout Northern California, including colleges, airports, sports arenas, hotels, industrial foodservice caterers, delis and more.

“It was fascinating to work with this client, as I am personally a big fan of their hot Ciabatta sandwiches, but was unaware of their interesting history,” said Chuck Doyle, Managing Director of Business Capital. “Le Boulanger began baking bread nearly a century ago when the father of the current owners immigrated to America from Italy. Beginning with that first small retail store,to their latest successful endeavor – Fire, Oak & Barley, a wood-fired Bistro in Palo Alto – it has grown into much higher volume establishments while retaining that old world feel. This capital facility will allow the family to expand operations and continue providing innovative products and service to a greater customer base.” — Chuck Doyle, Managing Director, Business Capital

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