Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)

Moderator: Groceteria

Post Reply
pseudo3d
Senior Member
Posts: 351
Joined: 24 Sep 2012 00:04

Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)

Post by pseudo3d »

While doing research for something else, an intriguing entry under the Restaurants section of the Yellow Pages of Waco, Texas stuck out..."Sears Bakery Deli Cafe", at the same address of the Sears in Richland Mall (which closed a few years back). I know Sears had candy and popcorn counters back in the day, as well as a coffee shop, but I'm pretty sure these were gone by this time (the Sears in question opened in the early 1980s). I know sometime around this time Sears experimented with McDonald's inside stores, but the idea of Sears trying to run a restaurant operation this late is mind-blowing. Does anyone have more information about this; was it tried elsewhere?
User avatar
nysw3636
Senior Member
Posts: 142
Joined: 19 Aug 2010 20:41
Location: Ulster County, NY

Re: Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)

Post by nysw3636 »

I saw this a while back in an article. I believe this idea started in 1988 with a Chicago location in Woodfield Shopping Center. Look up Cattleguard, Inc on this subject, as I believe they were involved. Formerly "The French Baker"? Ill look in my notes...
retail_person_247
Full Member
Posts: 45
Joined: 02 Apr 2020 17:40

Re: Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)

Post by retail_person_247 »

I found a photo of the bakery inside of said Sears store along with some info about it

http://www.carbon-izer.com/retail/sears/sbdc.html
pseudo3d
Senior Member
Posts: 351
Joined: 24 Sep 2012 00:04

Re: Sears Bakery/Deli/Cafe (1990)

Post by pseudo3d »

retail_person_247 wrote: 31 May 2022 19:15 I found a photo of the bakery inside of said Sears store along with some info about it

http://www.carbon-izer.com/retail/sears/sbdc.html
I created that page after I did more research following making this thread.
Post Reply