Au Bon Pain Now Open in Carroll University Dorm

Restaurant opens first Wisconsin chain in Waukesha.

Au Bon Pain, a restaurant that sells sandwiches, soups and bread, is now open in the lower level of newest residence hall.

The Waukesha location of Au Bon Pain will be the first in Wisconsin. Au Bon Pain currently has locations in Alabama, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Au Bon Pain’s number is 262-650-4989 and it is open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at 210 N. Grand Ave.

Ron Lostetter, vice president of finance for Carroll University, said in an e-mail in May 2011 that Au Bon Pain is a good fit for Carroll University because of the “healthy food choices, meets students needs for hours, variety and flexibility. Also, they are very recognizable to the public.”

The mixed-use building is being leased from by Carroll University for the student housing but the businesses on the first floor will be open for the public.

The Waukesha Common Council approved last year entering into a tax incremental financing agreement with the property owner and developer, Berg Management, to provide $1.3 million toward the construction of the building. The funding will be repaid to the city through the increased property taxes generated by the increased value of the building.

The project is adding 42 part-time and 42 full-time jobs, according to city documents, and is guaranteed to add $8.9 million in value to the property. The property owners paid $9,922 in taxes to the city each year, which will increase to $93,528 following the redevelopment of the property, city documents state.

Marcy Stutzman September 14, 2011 at 07:00 PM
Actually the number is 524-7347 but that is the dining hall number. We have been trying to order sanwiches for lunch at my job since they opened, but can't seem to get ahold of them to order ahead of time....
Melissa McGraw September 14, 2011 at 09:32 PM
Marcy, and anyone else who's interested, the phone number for Au Bon Pain is 262-650-4989. Enjoy your next lunch! ~Melissa McGraw, Carroll University
Sarah Millard September 14, 2011 at 11:16 PM
Thanks Melissa - Au Bon Pain must have the wrong number listed :) -Sarah
Alicia Rodriguez Silva October 04, 2011 at 09:19 PM
Loved the hazelnut coffee!The fresh bakery and sandwiches,soups looked good.I found out they also have wi-fi,so I'll be back...great prices,too!


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