This Monday, Memorial Day, May 27, folks in Gilbert will be waking up to a new bakery in town.
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, a Utah-based franchise specializing in European-style crusty breads and pastries, will open at 5155 East Baseline Road (Baseline Road and Higley) in Gilbert.
And, bonus, the first 100 people who show up to the restaurant and retail store on Monday (Kneaders will open at 7 a.m.) will score a free breakfast in the form of French Toast.
Here's what else to expect.
In addition to around 15 types of breads, Kneaders, started in 1997 by Colleen and Gary Worthington, will also offer gourmet sandwiches, soups and salads, pastries, and breakfast dishes.
On the menu, look for a.m. dishes like breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon French toast, and pancakes; sandwiches such as turkey, bacon, and avocado on foccacia, a Reuben panini on rye, and grilled portabella on ciabatta; and made-to-order salads including a chicken raspberry nut and orange citrus.
Pastries may include cinnamon rolls, croissants, and pies.
With the new Gilbert bakery, Kneaders now consists of 23 locations including 19 in Utah, one in Idaho, and two in Yuma.
For more information, visit the company's website.