Posted on Dec 5th 2019
Join us in congratulating Lisa and Dave Amundsen on opening their first Le Macaron French Pastries location in Alpharetta, Georgia! We’re happy to have them as part of our dessert franchise family! A recent piece from Patch.com discussed their grand opening and the couple’s excitement for the future.
Lisa and Dave Amundsen have been ecstatic about Le Macaron for some time, so much so that they decided to open not one, but two locations in their home community of Alpharetta, Georgia, a trendy suburb of Atlanta. The area shows great potential for growth and the couple is eager to capitalize on this. “Alpharetta is about 20 minutes north of the inside-the-city or downtown area [of Atlanta], and it is a booming area. It is huge in growth, on the retail side, on the housing side, and I just think it is the right place to be,” they remark. Their first location is conveniently located on the first floor of the bustling North Point Mall, sure to bring in plenty of business for the duo. Plans for their second mobile cart location are already in the works at Avalon, a nearby upscale shopping center also conveniently located in Alpharetta.
The Amundsens are passionate not just about the Le Macaron business model, but about the macarons themselves. “We’ve tasted a ton of macarons and the ones [...] at Le Macaron are hands down the best,” says Lisa. “When they put all these ingredients together, the natural ingredients - the flavor just resonates throughout the macaron. It’s not just one bite and that’s what you get.” It’s exactly this passion for authenticity and traditional culinary methods that we strive to embody at everyone of our Le Macaron locations and in every one of our pastries, something that few others can mimic. Our macarons are made with the highest-quality, natural ingredients and are both low in calories and naturally gluten-free. It’s because of great Franchise Owners like Lisa and Dave that we are able to bring this truly unique French culinary experience to Americans across the country. As we move into the new year, we have 41 franchise locations across the United States. We are excited to continue to grow this number in 2020!
Flexibility is an essential part of our business model at Le Macaron, and this was a large factor for Lisa and Dave as well. Being Alpharetta residents themselves, owning a cookie franchise with us allows them to minimize their commutes and work among their own community. Furthermore, our franchise model allows them to create their own schedules. Without having to worry about baking and plenty of help from our support team with training and marketing, the Amundsens, like the rest of our Franchise Owners, are given much more freedom and flexibility than the average corporate job, letting them do more of what they love. Owning a dessert franchise with Le Macaron truly lets you have your cake and eat it too!
As Lisa and Dave cut the ribbon for their first franchise location this past week, the magic of ambition filled the air. Owning a cookie franchise with Le Macaron has allowed the couple to become the entrepreneurs that they have always dreamed of being, all while having more independence and flexibility than any other job they have ever had. They have found a career that they can truly enjoy and we can’t wait to see where Le Macaron takes them!
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