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In 2019, Hungarian-born Andrea Török and Lászlo Pap absitively to accompany their affection and accessible a bounded authorization of Le Macaron: a French-themed broil boutique and café that is accepted in the American south. Aback Török and Pap chose to access the authorization business, their Windham Le Macaron location, which opened in 2019, became the aboriginal in New England. While the owners were accessible to acquaint the alternation to a new region, they had no abstraction they’d be accomplishing so during a all-around pandemic.
Prior to the affiliated couple’s aperture of Le Macaron in June of 2019, Török and Pap had a activity in Hungary and fabricated the accommodation to backpack to the United States aback Pap was offered a job alteration in 2010. Pap came first, and afresh Török and their accouchement followed in July 2010.
Török knew that she capital to become a business buyer already they were acclimatized in America.
“When we had the action (to relocate) voiced, Andrea capital a job actuality – breadth she can set her own timeline. She capital to alpha a business. First, we started to attending at the calm amphitheater business but that fell afar because we accustomed it wasn’t for us. She kept attractive through sites breadth you can either booty over or alpha new business opportunities, and afresh she begin the advantage for Le Macaron,” said Pap.
It seemed a absolute way to accommodate the couple’s heritage.
“I capital article European, fancy, chic, avant-garde – I was ailing and annoyed of the Starbucks’ and the Dunkin Donuts,’” Török said.
Török accelerating in Europe as an economist and attributes her adulation of all things French, and accomplishment in the French language, to a time in her activity aback she lived in Belgium. Török describes her activity at home with her accouchement for the accomplished 16 years and antecedent challenges with acquirements English as she became a abundance buyer for the aboriginal time. Prior to the family’s accession in the U.S., Török says that she had no English accent abilities whatsoever.
“For the aboriginal nine years I didn’t allege English and we batten Hungarian at home. So I’ve been acquirements every day. I accept still been acquirements because aback I opened my boutique aftermost year, sometimes I couldn’t accept my barter and they couldn’t angle me either,” Török said.
Sometimes, she relied on French – added accustomed to barter than Hungarian – to get by.
“I accomplished French actuality in Windham, because my French was bigger than my English,” Török said with a laugh.
Finding a acceptable breadth alternative was the aboriginal adversity in ablution a business. The brace capital the boutique to be abreast their Windham home, but there was about annihilation available.
“The places, which were in acceptable locations were either absolutely busy out or not acceptable for a coffee shop,” Pap said.
After experiencing difficulties that Pap “did not brainstorm existed alike actuality in the U.S.,” including armpit alternative and bartering acreage availability, the brace purchased a artifice at 55 Range Road in Windham and began the build. Pap describes the architecture action as accepting been abundantly apathetic alike afterwards the purchase.
When Le Macaron initially launched in June of 2019, Pap and Török saw a steadily growing chump abject that flocked to the ablaze and anthologized flavors of the acceptable French macaron that the abundance is focused on. Török describes their success with accouterment and altogether parties for accouchement who agilely access the ablaze blush boutique with its images of Parisian décor and sweets abaft the counter.
But things bound angry acerb aback COVID-19 bit into the chump abject for babyish businesses like Le Macaron. Requests for parties and accouterment beneath as amusing break became the norm.
Despite challenges from the pandemic, the brace abide optimistic for the store’s future.
“Yes, it absolutely acquired added challenges, but on the added duke it’s additionally opened up our eyes. So we started to do assertive things added economically afterwards it started,” Pap said. The abundance acclimatized with bargain hours and purchasing changes.
Building a chump abject is arduous for any new business, and COVID fabricated that abnormally difficult for Le Macaron, Pap said.
“I am aloof watching the numbers (of COVID cases). I am a numbers guy. I am accomplishing the aforementioned for my aggregation and actuality as well,” Pap said.
The abundance bankrupt briefly amid the average of March until mid-May, aback the governor’s calm adjustment was strictest. With a bendable re-opening, Török autonomous for caution, chief to abandoned accessible Fridays and Saturdays at the alpha of summer. Török begin herself abandoned on antecedent weekends of re-launch, with a disturbing chump abject – an acquaintance she describes as accepting been actual depressing. But already summer came, Török saw a bit-by-bit acknowledgment of bodies and ultimately approved hours again, which gave the owners a much-needed revitalization.
“I was able to appoint a bounded baker. She is Italian and seems to apperceive anybody in the area! She has absolutely helped me to accompany a lot of barter in the breadth and we were able to do some parties. But still, we are seeing beneath bodies who appetite to abide to assurance up for parties with us due to COVID. It can be adamantine to acquaint sometimes if we are in a acceptable or not acceptable time (for business),” Török said.
Török wants the accessible to apperceive that accouterment and affair options are consistently accessible for those barter who may be interested. Birthdays, bells events, babyish showers, etc. accept all been agitated out through Le Macaron in Windham.
Pap said that the business did not accept accompaniment or federal admission allotment or loans. He believes Le Macaron would not qualify.
Török and Pap abide to chase the accompaniment of New Hampshire’s guidelines on cautiously active their business with amusing distancing, use of masks, and sanitation standards. For a time, the business additionally bankrupt the dining breadth central breadth barter could ahead sit at tables. Today, barter can afresh banquet central Le Macaron to which their table will be thoroughly bankrupt afore and afterwards use. Török and Pap abide to accede with New Hampshire’s contempo acquaintance archetype requirement.
Looking to the approaching eyes of their abundance and the authorization as a whole, Pap discusses the couple’s plan to hopefully aggrandize Le Macaron into added crawling places in New England, in accession to the Windham location.
“I absolutely would like to accessible a brace added food in the breadth because this authorization is not accepted in New England. It’s a acceptable befalling to accessible added shops in places like Boston, Newburyport, Portsmouth, maybe alike Portland.”
While Le Macaron is a franchise, the Török and Pap feel that their pastries are different and accompany article new to the table for those who are alien with the French confection. They accent a “buyer-beware” bulletin that bodies who accept approved macarons and accept awful them in the accomplished should accede affection as a factor. Macarons that are awash at added locations for as little as $1 will acceptable not accommodate the accurate affection that places like their abundance can boast, they said.
“Our macarons are originated by a French chef. They were acquirements their barter aback in France for two or three years so these are accurate resale recipes. The authorization is actual agog on their product,” Pap explained.
Being able to action a ablaze ambiance that mimics a European restaurant that is clean, charming, and will accomplish bodies blessed is their connected eyes for its actuality and approaching expansion. At the end of the day, both Pap and Török abide to adviser the accompaniment of the communicable beyond the nation while agilely apprehension their business complex’s achievement to accompany added bottom cartage to their store.
“I anticipate it aloof requires time, so we charge to survive,” said Pap. “And I accept we will ability that chump abject that we are acquisitive for.”
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