PAUL, a French bakery-café chain that now has almost 600 locations around the world, is coming to Boston this summer. The bread invasion will begin with a 6,000-square-foot flagship, complete with mezzanine and outdoor patio, at One Boston Place in Downtown Crossing. By 2016, the chain expects to have more than a dozen offshoots in the Boston area. Last week, Mayor Menino joined the PAUL team to break ground on the flagship location, and he was presented with "a personalized bread masterpiece" in his honor. (See above to glimpse the masterpiece in all its glory.)
Since 1889 and through five generations, PAUL has been honing 120 recipes to produce breads, pastries, and baked goods. The bakery-café will also serve sandwiches, soups, and such. Hopefully the 'Surprise' Loaf will make an appearance, because what could be better than a loaf of bread stuffed with hidden sandwiches?
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