South Korea’s largest bakery chain planning first Columbus location; more on the way

Jack McLaughlin

The first Columbus location of the international bakery chain Paris Baguette is on the way, and it likely won’t be the only one.

According to a press release, franchisee Ebram Bostros, an Ohio native and pharmacist, plans to open the first Columbus Paris Baguette location in the Polaris area in the summer of 2024.

Bostros, who will operate the location alongside his brother Kirollos Bostros and a friend, has not secured real estate yet, but plans to do so in the Polaris area. And he likely won’t stop there, either. Bostros plans to bring a total of 3-4 Paris Baguette storefronts to central Ohio.


As its name suggests, Paris Baguette offers cakes and by the slice cake, fresh bread, pastries, sandwiches, salads, a variety of coffee drinks and more.

The concept, which started in South Korea in 1986 before coming to the United States in 2005, is the country’s largest bakery chain, just in front of Tous Les Jour, which opened its first Columbus location last year. 

Paris Baguette currently operates one Ohio storefront, which is located in Cincinnati and opened late last year.

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