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KNEADERS BAKERY & CAFE CELEBRATES

20 YEARS OF SERVING COMMUNITIES SCRATCH-MADE BREAD BY ANNOUNCING CONTEST TO BREAD BAKING SCHOOL

Dec. 2 marks the 20th anniversary of Kneaders Bakery and Cafe, headquartered in Orem, Utah, and the company is celebrating an equally important occasion: donating over one million loaves of bread to people and organizations in need. To mark the milestone anniversary, Kneaders is offering a variety of prizes including a paid trip to King Arthur Flour Baking School in Burlington, Wash.

The grand prize includes airfare, hotel accommodations, rental car, dinner and sightseeing experiences for two.  From Dec. 2, 2017—Dec. 14, 2017 customers can find instructions for entering the giveaway on the Kneaders’ Instagram page.

CEO, James Worthington, Founders Gary and Colleen Worthington, and President and CFO David Vincent (Kneaders Bakery & Cafe)

Kneaders first opened its doors in 1997 with a focus on serving customers fresh and wholesome food in a warm, friendly and caring environment where everyone would feel welcome. Giving back to the communities that helped Kneaders succeed has also been a priority of the family-owned brand. Beginning with their very first store, Kneaders’ founders Gary and Colleen Worthington have donated day old hearth bread to a local non-profit organization feeding the hungry and have strongly encouraged every store to continue the tradition in their local communities.

“Our guests have become family to us,” said Gary Worthington, Co-Founder of Kneaders Bakery & Cafe. “Colleen and I started this company to share our love for baking bread with others. It’s incredible that we can do what we love and help those in need in our community.”

“I grew up in the kitchen, so to see my parent’s dream grow into what Kneaders is now, has been a gift,” said James Worthington, CEO of Kneaders Bakery & Cafe. “We are touched that Kneaders has become a place where families can experience wholesome food while creating memories and celebrating milestones together.”

Kneaders has expanded to 59 stores in eight states with an additional 10 percent in-store growth projected for 2018. The stores, which typically bring an average of 40 jobs per location, include a retail component offering a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries and breads, custom-made gift baskets, home décor, online ordering capabilities and drive-thru service. Visit the executive biography page for more history on Kneaders.

Contest Details:
The grand prize winners must be available from April 13th, 2018—April 16, 2018 to attend a two-day baking course with instruction from master bakers, learning how to bake flatbreads of India, Mediterranean breads, rustic spring tarts and cake at King Arthur Flour Baking School in Burlington, Washington. Following the two-night stay at the Fairfield Inn in Burlington, winners will be treated to one night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, dinner at one of Seattle’s delicious dining establishments and tickets to two of Seattle’s most popular museums.

The winner will be announced in Jan. 2018.  The grand prize is estimated at more than $4,000.  Five first prize winners will receive Kneaders Best baskets, valued at $100 (delivered as gift cards) and twenty-second prize winners will be gifted a $20 gift card each. Winners will be chosen by a random drawing. Visit Kneaders (KneadersBakingTripContest) to review trip details, terms, and conditions.

About Kneaders Bakery & Cafe
Founded by Gary and Colleen Worthington in 1997, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the company’s first Kneaders location in Orem, Utah.  The award-winning, fast-casual restaurant uses only the highest quality ingredients to create fresh European hearth breads, delicious sandwiches, mouthwatering pastries, hearty soups and refreshing salads, all made in-house each day. All Kneaders restaurants have a retail section and offer a variety of custom-made and themed gift baskets in addition to providing catering services. Kneaders Bakery & Cafe currently operates corporate-owned and franchised locations in eight western states.  For more information, visit kneaders.com.

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