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Mara’s Café & Bakery Grand Opening

Mindy Scarlett

Saturday, June 29, 2013 • 11:54am

FANWOOD, NJ – Last Saturday, the original Mara and the Mayor of Fanwood were on hand to help franchisee Marci Semel officially open Mara’s Café & Bakery, a casual, family-friendly cafe across the street from the Fanwood train station.

Mara’s Café & Bakery has been recognized regionally and in New Jersey as the Best Coffeehouse, and has won numerous awards for its cheesecake, gelato, cupcakes, cannoli, sandwiches and more.

“We are pleased to have Marci on our team,” said Ian Magley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mara’s Franchise Systems, LLC. “Her enthusiasm and focus on providing a great customer experience makes her a perfect franchisee to help us expand our franchise network and to Make Every Day Delicious in Fanwood, NJ.”

“I am thrilled to become a part of the Mara’s family,” said Semel.  “To me, the Mara’s brand represents great award-winning products served in a comfortable environment.  I have enjoyed being a customer of Mara’s Café & Bakery in Denville, and am excited to bring Mara’s to my home community.”

Many local residents dropped by to help celebrate and they enjoyed the face painting, balloon magic and tastings.

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