Tootie Pie Co. to acquire two Benny's Bagels locations
August 13, 2009
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
BOERNE, TEXAS — The Tootie Pie Co., Inc., a maker of handmade pies, has signed an agreement to acquire the two Benny’s Bagels locations in San Antonio. Benny’s Bagels sell coffee, bagels, light sandwiches and pastries.
Tootie Pie said it plans to rename the locations Tootie Pie Shops and extend the store hours — currently 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. — to 9 p.m. Tootie Pie also said it will expand the stores’ menu to include whole pies, pie by the slice, as well as other dessert offerings.
"The acquisition of these two locations is a major step in the evolution of the Tootie Pie Co.," said Don Merrill, president and chief executive officer of Tootie Pie Co. "We envision dessert destination Tootie Pie Shops, where customers can enjoy a quality dine-in experience or pick up a pie and take it home. We also see this as an opportunity to try new dessert offerings, as well as introduce new product extensions like pie on a stick."