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Are you tired of eating ordinary food every day? Do you want to taste something extraordinary? Then La Madeleine welcomes you! This line of restaurants specialized in French cuisine aims to bring the joy of life in all our simple moments, especially when it comes to food.

Like everything in the world, La Madeleine started from the idea. It all began in the 1980s, when Leon Esquerré, the French businessman, arrived in the United States. With him, he brought the memories about his childhood – tastes of food prepared at home, time spent with friends and relatives, heart-to-heart talks. He was longing for it so much that he decided to bring his memories to life. So, seeking the support of his family and famous businessman Stanley Marcus, Leon Esquerré opened the first location of La Madeleine at the center of Dallas next to the Southern Methodist University.

The main idea of creating La Madeleine was to keep the unity of the French cuisine connecting the new ingredients and old recipes being used for generations. And this idea still works today. Since 1983, La Madeleine has been expanded to more than 80 locations, mainly in the Mid-Atlantic and South parts of the United States.

Initially, La Madeleine was a bakery, but very quickly, it was enlarged to the café. The menu of today’s La Madeleine includes a great range of dishes. Here, you can taste soups prepared at home, fresh-made salads like a salad with bacon, spinach, and strawberry, hot and cold sandwiches, French bakeries, and favorites (such as Caramel Crème Brûlée or Quiche Florentine Or Lorraine). The restaurant twist is the pasta de Madeleine – the fried Penne pasta with the sauce of wild mushrooms, salmon, or chicken pickled in balsamic, fresh tomatoes, and steamed broccoli. La Madeleine also offers an excellent choice of breakfast and seasonal dishes. For example, in spring, the seasonal meals were Provencal Veggie Sandwich, Blueberry Danish, and Cinnamon Bun French Toast.

If you cannot visit the physical location, La Madeleine offers you such services as catering and delivering. Besides, the restaurant line has recently opened its very first drive-thru shop (like in McDonald’s). This location's menu is shorter than the physical La Madeleine restaurants have – it includes only salads, soups, and sandwiches.

La Madeleine is not only the place where you can taste exquisite French food. It is also the place where you can get rewards for it. The loyalty program includes four levels and various rewards for each of them. The first level is Bonjour – you will get it simply after signing up. The owners of this status will get a Butter Croissant or Lemon Madeleine for free, a free slice of cake or special pastry for the birthday, invites for various holiday events, and exclusive offers.

The second reward level is Magnifique. On this level, the customers can get the rewards of the first level, plus one surprise bonus per month. The owners of the Supérieur status will receive fresh bread or baked loaf per month. And finally, on the Crème de la Crème level, La Madeleine will give you $15 for your account.   

Typical Hours of Operation

Mo 8:00 - 19:00
Tu 8:00 - 19:00
We 8:00 - 19:00
Th 8:00 - 19:00
Fr 8:00 - 19:00
Sa 8:00 - 19:00
Su 8:00 - 19:00

Locations: 76 locations in 14 states and 48 cities.


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  • Bakeries
  • French

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