Franchise Sees Opportunity for Growth: Even in Uncertain Economic Climate

Houston, TX (December 18, 2009) – In today’s challenging economic climate, while many businesses and franchises are downsizing, Kolache Factory continues its growth and expansion in the Houston market. Kolache Factory announced the grand opening of its two newest locations at 5941 FM 2920 in Spring, and at 25823 Highway 290 in Cypress. Each new location is owned by a current Kolache Factory franchisee. Both owners recognized the opportunity for growth in the Houston area and utilized their past Kolache Factory experience and expertise to expand their respective businesses. The corporate support and quality products offered by Kolache Factory have provided owners Huu Banh and Evelyn Angelle with a proven model for success.

Huu Banh, owner of the new Kolache Factory in Cypress is proud to open his third franchise location in his hometown. Mr. Banh states, “After more than six years in the business, I know how fresh and delicious kolaches from Kolache Factory are, and that is why I wanted to open a new store in my hometown of Cypress. I want to serve our community.” Evelyn Angelle owns the new location in Spring and added, “We’re looking forward to opening our second franchise. We think Spring is a great part of the Houston area, and the perfect location for our next store. We’ve really enjoyed being a part of the Kolache Factory family for the past year, and we’re looking forward to many more successful years.”

Kolache Factory features homemade pastries filled with a variety of the finest ingredients, such as meats, cheeses and fruits. All of the kolaches are baked fresh daily in the bakery-café. Kolache Factory is receiving local and national attention for its concept and product, and for the third year in a row, Kolache Factory was named as one of Houston’s Fast 100 growing companies by the Houston Business Journal. pastries such as cinnamon rolls, croissants, strudel niks and other delicious treats.

The freshly baked kolaches served at Kolache Factory are a modern variation of the pastry roll that originated in Eastern Europe centuries ago. In today’s fast-paced society, with everyone on the go, kolaches are the ideal choice for a nutritious meal. In addition to serving various types of kolaches, customers can also enjoy gourmet coffees and a variety of traditional

Kolaches are perfect to eat anytime throughout the day, from breakfast to lunch to an afternoon snack. Stores are open Monday through Saturday, from 6:00am – 2:00pm, and on Sundays from 7:00am – 2:00pm. And because kolaches are self-contained and truly neat to eat, they can be conveniently consumed anywhere – from the car to the office to the baseball field.

Kolache Factory was founded in Houston in 1982, is privately owned and operated, and ships its products nationwide. There are currently 19 company-owned and now thirteen franchise stores in the Houston, TX area, one franchise store in Denver, CO; St. Louis, MO; Overland Park, KS; and two in Austin, TX. The corporate office also owns one location in Indianapolis, IN and in Beaumont, TX. Other franchise stores will soon be opening in various cities around the country. For additional information, visit www.kolachefactory.com.