Another Broken Egg to open third location in downtown Baton Rouge, plans fourth on Airline

Another Broken Egg Café is coming to downtown Baton Rouge.

The restaurant, which has locations on CitiPlace Court and Bluebonnet Boulevard, will move into the new IBM building downtown. A tentative opening date has been set for this fall. It will be located on the first floor of the building at the corner of Lafayette and North streets.

Mary Deas Dunn, Another Broken Egg’s regional manager in Baton Rouge, said at this morning’s Downtown Development District meeting that the restaurant’s soon-to-be third location downtown will be open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., seven days a week. It will cater to the breakfast and lunch crowd. Double R Restaurant Group, which operates the other Baton Rouge locations, will also be the franchisee of the downtown location. Another Broken Egg has been trying to find a downtown location since 2011, Dunn said.

This morning’s announcement at the DDD meeting drew gasps and applause from those in attendance. DDD Executive Director Davis Rhorer said the restaurant’s expansion into downtown is a sign of the area’s growth.

“Downtown is emerging now as a 24/7-hour place,” he said. “With the new residential coming downtown, the new hotels coming downtown, there’s a strong market and they recognize that.”

The new 129 seat restaurant will be approximately 3,650 square feet with a private room for breakfast and lunch meetings, according to a news release issued this morning. Double R, which has 24 Another Broken Egg locations across five states, is also looking to open a fourth Baton Rouge location on Airline Highway, between Highland and Barringer Foreman roads, in early 2017.

Raising Canes, Fisherman Haygood Law Firm, the Baton Rouge Area Foundation and Commercial Properties Realty Trust all have offices in the IBM building.

—Alexandria Burris

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