La Galette French Bakery and Deli
May 17, 1986
Tony and Michelle Abdayem
ABOUT THE OWNERS
La Galette French Bakery and Deli was founded by Tony on May 17th, 1986. Tony started La Galette with his dad-Albert- as an investor/co-owner.
Tony, his father (Albert), His mother Juliette (who is no longer with us) and his brothers (John and Eli) immigrated from Lebanon in the 80s, all having different goals in the beginning. At one point all three brothers had various late-night jobs in the restaurant/bakery business. To make it easier on everyone decided to start the process of opening the restaurant knowing they would be great if each one of them practiced our own individual talent. Tony as master pâtéstrie chef, Albert as cuisine chef, John as gourmet chef, Elie as master baker, and
finally Juliette was the culinary encyclopedia, everything she made was amazing. “We are so blessed to have family that knows the restaurant business so well.” says Tony Abdayem.
I feel and can confidently say I am proof of reaching and living the American dream and we have been blessed with the most caring and wonderful customers in the world. Wichita is an amazing place.
ABOUT THE BUSINESS
We started La Galette to bring a taste of Europe to the Midwest. Our menu is simple, yet delicious and wee are so proud to be homemade from the first to the last bite. We take pride in our high quality, quick and simple items that can cater to all palates.
WHY WE TOOK OVER THE BUSINESS
In 1992 my two brothers took their share of their business investment and left my mother (Juliette) and father (Albert)to the business. Albert, who retired in 1996 after Tony and Michelle bought his share of the business, and God rest her soul, my mother Juliette, helped us until her last breath. She was the definition of hard work, being humble, and going the extra step to ensure all customers were happy (even after the sign was closed). We miss her every day.
MOST POPULAR ITEM
Our best seller of the past 30 years has been our Turkey Croissant with potato soup, simple yet delicious!
Wichita, Kansas 67213
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