Gourmet dessert company, David’s Bakery, Fairfield, N.J., acquired Yorktown Bakery LLC, effective Jan. 1, 2010. The purchase adds thaw-and-serve cinnamon rolls and Danish to David’s line of desserts, which includes cookies, brownies, muffin batter, cookie dough, cheesecakes and tarts. The bakery will retain Yorktown’s existing management.
Chef David Liederman opened his first cookie shop in 1979 in Manhattan. After growing to 250 units, the chain was purchased by Fairfield Gourmet Foods and is currently an online mail-order business.
Crumbs Bake Shop, New York City, will open its first stores in Washington, D.C. in March 2010. The stores will be located in several neighborhoods throughout the metro area, including downtown; Georgetown; Cleveland Park; Foggy Bottom; Rockville, Md.; Clarendon, Va.; and Reston, Va. The stores will offer Crumbs signature gourmet cupcakes, muffins, cookies, brownies and coffee.
“The D.C. market was the next logical choice for our expansion,” said Jason Bauer, Crumbs C.E.O. and founder. Jason and Mia Bauer opened the first Crumbs store in Manhattan in 2003. They now operate 18 locations on the East Coast and five units on the West Coast.