The owners of the Denver-based fast casual restaurant Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh have announced that they have invested in the Cafe bakery chain La Boulangerie, founded by the renowned French baker Pascal Rigo.
The French-themed cafe serves sandwiches, pastries, bread, and coffee in the San Francisco area.
The coffee chain, formerly known as Pine Street bakery, became so popular that it got on the coffee giant, Starbucks radar. In 2012, Rigo sold the company to Starbucks. But, the coffee chain then closed the chain three years later.
Rigo, disappointed that his concept was shut down, reopened it under the new name La Boulangerie. Now Rigo, along with James Park and Nicolas Bernadi, both co-owners of Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh and Michael Staenberg, a St. Louis-based real estate pioneer turned restaurateur, will be working together to grow the cafe concept and Garbanzo into new markets.Read More