French Bakery Expands, Arby’s Moving Forward: Bucks Business Brief

French Bakery Expands, Arby’s Moving Forward: Bucks Business Brief

BUCKS COUNTY, PA — Freshly-made French breads. Arby’s back on track. And a fast food chicken chain eyeing a new location in Bucks.

Fans of the hugely-popular Mamie Colette in Newtown recently learned that their favorite bakery shop would be expanding to a new location across the river in New Jersey. The expansion will allow the store to begin baking its own French breads and offering them to its Bucks County customers. One can already smell the bread baking and it’s divine.

In Warminster, followers of Patch learned that construction of the new Arby’s is back on track after a delay. It won’t be long until locals and those traveling through the Warminster area will be enjoying the chain’s famous roast beef sandwiches.

And speaking of fast food, Newtown area residents learned that a second Chick-fil-A could be in the works for the community. The fast food eatery has filed a zoning application to build a 6,000 square foot eatery in the township.

These were some of the stories making business news in Bucks County over the past week:

Newtown French Bakery Expands Operations

The mouthwatering taste of France that Bucks County residents have come to know and enjoy at Mamie Colette on South State Street in Newtown has expanded across the river to Titusville, N.J. The owners of the artisan bakery specializing in French viennoiserie have opened a new location – L’Annexe de Mamie Colette – at 1462 River Road in the Titusville Marketplace. Differentiating itself from its Newtown location, L’Annexe is offering a unique concept, specializing in sweet and savory crepes from Brittany, France, and pastries from Chartres, France. But best of all for Bucks County fans, they will soon be baking their own French breads and offering them for sale at its Newtown location on South State Street next to the Wine and Spirits Store. Click here to read more.

Arby’s Construction Back On Track In Warminster

Construction of a new Arby’s —which has been stop and go so far —has now resumed in Warminster. Township Zoning Officer Mike Italia told Patch that Arby’s construction should now be moving along. During a recent drive-by by Patch, a mound of dirt was in front of the former
Saladworks location on Street Road in front of the Giant Shopping Center at Center Point Place. Work had been stalled due to a lot of internal issues with the building as far as lighting and wiring. In February 2023, officials announced that Arby’s would be bringing its famous roast beef sandwiches to Warminster. Click here to read more.

Construction of an Arby’s at the old Saladworks site on Street Road has resumed. (Google Maps)

Chick-fil-A Looking To Expand In Bucks County

Speaking of fast food, it was revealed this week that the popular Chick-fil-A chain, known for its chicken sandwiches and waffle fries, is eyeing a second location in the Newtown area. The fast-food chain has filed a zoning application with Newtown Township to build a 6,000 square foot eatery at the site of the former TD Bank at the Newtown-Yardley Road and the Newtown Bypass. The site is diagonally across from the future site of a Wawa convenience store, which received approvals last year from the township. If approved, it would be the township’s second Chick-fil-A location. The fast food chain also has a location on West Road at the Newtown Shopping Center.

Chick-fil-A on West Road in Newtown Township is one of the chain’s busiest in the area. (Photo by Jeff Werner)

Rally House To Open New Locations In Bucks

Philadelphia sports fans in Bucks County will soon have two more places to pickup apparel, accessories, and gifts featuring their favorite sports teams. Rally House, a family-owned sports and merchandise retailer is coming to the Shops at Valley Square in Warrington. The store is scheduled to open in a 14,900-square-foot storefront located between TJ Maxx and Michael’s across from Wegmans. The Kansas-based sports gear and apparel chain also operates stores in Fairless Hills and Newtown with a third scheduled to open this spring at Trainer’s Corner in Quakertown. To read more, click here.

Rally House at the Village at Newtown Shopping Center. (Photo by Jeff Werner)

Bensalem Township Country Club Debuts New Look

They’ve dubbed it the “all-new Bensalem Township Country Club.” Bensalem Township officials celebrated the grand reopening of its newly-renovated banquet facilities and Owl’s Nest Thursday morning. “Take a leisurely stroll through the meticulously-renovated ballrooms, each exuding timeless elegance and charm. Admire the intricate details, luxurious finishes, and captivating ambiance that make our spaces perfect for your next event, whether it’s a wedding, corporate gathering, or special celebration. Views from the ballroom show the meticulous golf course and a beautiful view of the greens,” the Bensalem Township Country Club said. Nestled amidst picturesque landscapes, the club offers a serene escape from the ordinary. With lush greenery, scenic views, and tranquil surroundings, the club provides the perfect backdrop for unforgettable memories. Click here to read more.

Duck Donuts Unveils Limited-Time-Only Cotton Candy Flavors

Cotton candy donuts. Yep, you read that right. Duck Donuts is giving its guests the opportunity to feel like a kid again this spring with the rollout of its brand-new, limited-time cotton candy flavors. Through May 19, guests can customize the cotton candy donut of their whimsical dreams with crunchy cotton candy topping or flavorful icing. Guests are invited to step up and give cotton candy a whirl in sweet combinations such as: Cotton Candy Dream (vanilla icing with cotton candy topping and strawberry drizzle), Cotton Candy Explosion (cotton candy icing with cotton candy topping and vanilla drizzle) and Cotton Candy Swirl (vanilla icing with cotton candy topping and cotton candy icing drizzle). Duck Donuts has locations at the Shops at Valley Square in Warrington and at the Langhorne Square Shopping Center in Levittown.

Cotton candy-flavored donuts are available for a limited time only at Duck Donuts.

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