While nothing is yet confirmed by Disney directly on this, we’ve got some GREAT potential news for those who love the France Boulangerie et Patisserie in Epcot (which, coincidentally, won our Bakery Throw Down!)
In a Notice of Commencement filed with Orange County on February 23, 2012, Walt Disney’s Operations Development department indicates that the bakery in Epcot’s France pavilion will be undergoing an expansion! Let’s hope for a more efficient queue as well as ample seating!
The description of improvements specify that the France bakery will involve two floors, an over 3000 sq. ft. kitchen, Cast rest rooms and a break room, and relocation of the QSR. (I’m guessing this means Quick Service Restaurant).
The contractor, Whiting-Turner Construction, has previously worked on projects at Walt Disney World locations including Pleasure Island, the T-Rex Cafe in Downtown Disney, Yak & Yeti in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and the House of Blues in Disneyland’s Downtown Disney District.
This filing names the owner of the France bakery as JBI, Inc., which is owned by French Chef Jerome Bocuse. He also has ownership in the France pavilion table-service restaurants Les Chefs de France and Bistro de Paris.
What do YOU hope will change at the France Bakery? Let us know in the comments below!