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December 23, 2012

La Baguette looks to new opportunities

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NORMAN —

“It’s going to look really good,” Khouri said.

Aside from the Main Street location, La Baguette also has a restaurant on the west side of Norman at 1130 Rambling Oaks, just off of Robinson Ave., as well as a sister store in Oklahoma City at 7408 N May Ave.

Khouri said the business was embraced by the Norman community from day one and as customers’ palates began changing and developing, so did their curiosity and willingness to try more things.

The business has grown exponentially over the past 28 years. In addition to the locations listed, they also have a bakery and wholesale production facility in Norman and supply breads, pastries and desserts to over 200 hotels and restaurants.

The business uses about 40,000 pounds of chocolate per year, about 10,000 pounds of flour per week, and lots of butter, cream cheese and other baking ingredients.

At the end of the day though, Khouri said it’s all about the people. The business stays active in the community, including donating bread to Food and Shelter for Friends, participating in Norman’s annual chocolate festival and participating in other community events.

“It’s all about service and people. At the end of the day if you don’t have friends and people aren’t having fun, it’s not worth it,” he said.

Jessica Bruha366-3540jbruha@normantranscript.com

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