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La Madeleine Opens in Tanglewood to Satisfy Cravings for more Tastes of the French Countryside


“Rompre le Pain” (Breaking Bread) Rewards First 50 Guests
in Line at 6:30 a.m. with Handmade Bread Every Week for a Year

HOUSTON – Residents, neighboring businesses and guests of Tanglewood Court, the highly touted residential and entertainment mixed-use community in the Galleria area of west Houston, will soon welcome the arrival of la Madeleine Country French Café. Opening at the corner of San Felipe and Fountainview Drive, la Madeleine offers a refined fast casual dining experience complete with its signature French-inspired recipes that are handcrafted and made to order in a warm and relaxing environment.

To celebrate this widely anticipated café, la Madeleine is sharing its joie de vivre (joy of life) with Tanglewood residents and the surrounding communities through an opening event unlike any other before it in the area. La Madeleine’s Rompre le Pain, or breaking bread, rewards the first 50 guests in line at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4th with a weekly supply of the brand’s fresh baked breads for a year. The café will present each of the first 50 guests certificates to redeem their delicious rewards during a 12-month period.

“There is a lot of positive buzz in the community about the new Tanglewood café. Rompre le Pain honors our cherished French bakery tradition by inviting guests to break bread as we celebrate each and every opening,” said John Cahill, chief operating officer at la Madeleine. “The first batch of our fresh-baked breads will be coming out of the oven as our Rompre le Pain participants are filing through the doors. We are preparing to welcome an excited crowd of guests on the first day right as we open.”

The distinguished bakery café, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, features more than 75 made-from-scratch menu items prepared using classic French techniques, including the brand’s signature Tomato Basil Soupe, Caesar Salade, Country French Breakfast, Croque Monsieur and Chicken la Madeleine. The café also features an open display bakery where guests can see pastry chefs creating la Madeleine’s signature viennoiseries and pâtisseries.

Encouraging all to take a momentary break and unwind without the rush of the day in their way, the new Tanglewood café is la Madeleine’s nineteenth location in the Greater Houston area. The design reflects the brand’s new layout and décor, which unites comfort with a country French atmosphere – the unmistakable la Madeleine motif. Wood floors, hearth fireplaces, rustic beams and a lighter color palette all accentuate the brand’s updated look and feel, creating an inviting atmosphere to enjoy a meal with family, friends and colleagues.

La Madeleine at Tanglewood Court welcomes guests to experience delectable country French cuisine and its warm, inviting ambiance daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, carryout service or to book a catered or hosted event, visit

About la Madeleine Country French Café

Dallas-based la Madeleine Country French Café was established in 1983 by self- described “French country boy” Patrick Esquerré to fulfill his dream of bringing classic country French fare to America. Inspired by his mother’s cooking, Patrick insisted on maintaining the integrity of French cuisine by using fresh ingredients and recipes that have been passed from one generation to the next.

From its signature fireplace to its crave-worthy food, la Madeleine offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere where guests are invited to come and stay in a casual, French home atmosphere. La Madeleine’s French-inspired fare served throughout the day during breakfast, lunch and dinner features handcrafted entrées, sandwiches, salades and soupes, as well as freshly-baked breads, artisan pâtisseries and several additional distinctive specialties. La Madeleine’s authenticity, innovation and fresh menu items differentiates the brand, creating widespread restaurant investor appeal.

A treasured part of many communities for more than 30 years, la Madeleine has more than 70 cafés across Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia. For more information on menu items, café locations and hours of operation, visit


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