Popular bakery café chain celebrates first zoo opening
The animals aren’t the only ones going wild at the San Diego Zoo.
This summer, the popular Southern California animal park welcomed Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip – and visitors are going bananas.
“This opening is a historic one as it is the very first Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip to be placed inside a zoo – and not just any zoo, the world-renowned San Diego Zoo!” said Ziad S. Dalal, President of Crest Foods, Inc., the franchisor of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip. “It’s an exciting occasion for us as we unveil yet another non-traditional location of our popular international brand. This is the first of many cafés we’ll be opening in amusement parks, theme parks and other zoos in the months and years ahead.”
The premium dessert destination concept is built around the world’s most recognized food brand – Nestlé. The café is located within the gift shop nearest the park exit.
As 2016 marks the San Diego Zoo’s Centennial Year, the café is celebrating with an “Animal of the Month” program with special themed items and other fun activities.
“We’re very pleased to have a Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip at the San Diego Zoo.” said Ted Molter, Chief Marketing Officer for San Diego Zoo Global. “The new cafe will provide a fun family food destination to our park and a place for our members to get a sweet treat before beginning a day’s exploration.”
The San Diego Zoo location marks the third Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip in the San Diego market, the 17th in the State of California and among nearly 150 worldwide.
Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip is a premiere dessert and bakery café offering customers an unrivaled experience through the use of fine ingredients, indulgent creations, distinct flavor profiles, and the rich tradition of the very best Nestlé brands. Crest Foods Inc., franchisor of Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip, based in Richardson, Texas, is a premiere restaurant franchisor company. The company currently franchises nearly 150 bakery cafés in the United States, Canada and the Middle East. The versatile concept has kiosk, in-line mall and street café locations. The first café opened in 2000. Nestlé Toll House Café by Chip has been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine’s “Franchise 500” for the last nine consecutive years through 2015. For more information please visit nestlecafe.com.
Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes onsite wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is inspiring children through the San Diego Zoo Kids network, reaching out through the Internet and in children’s hospitals nationwide. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and is supported in part by the Foundation of San Diego Zoo Global.