Paradise Bakery & Cafe will open a new location Wednesday at 1825 E. Guadalupe Road, Tempe.
The fast-casual cafe, which offers free Wi-Fi, bills itself as a gathering place for friends or business partners at breakfast, lunch or dinner, but also offers take-out and catering. General manager Sharon Rizzo and district manager Dyan Bronstein will oversee 50 employees.
Known for mall and freestanding locations in nine states, Paradise Bakery is headquartered in Scottsdale and daily prepares artisan and specialty breads, soups and sandwiches. The new Tempe location will also offer fresh-fruit smoothies and espresso drinks.