New Kupcakes on the Block - Local Cupcake Shop Celebrates the Opening of its New French Quarter Location

New Orleans, La., November 4, 2013 -- The Kupcake Factory is excited to announce its Grand Opening celebration in honor of its fifth location at 537 Toulouse Street in the French Quarter. During the weekend of Nov. 15 -16, the cupcake- loving public can enjoy complimentary sweets, special offers and have the chance to give back to the community.

The Grand Opening celebration will begin on Friday, Nov. 15, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30 a.m. in conjunction with the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the French Quarter Business Association and the New Orleans Concierge Association. The festivities will continue on Saturday, Nov. 16, and will feature free mini cupcakes, a 'Buy 5, Get 1 Free' special and the first five customers that day will receive a $5 gift certificate. Attendants can register to win an assortment of prizes, including t-shirts, a dozen mini cupcakes and a $50 gift certificate towards a specialty cake order. Patrons will also have the chance to sample The Kupcake Factory's new fall flavors as well as eight ice cream flavors from the New Orleans Ice Cream Company.

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, The Kupcake Factory decided to join forces with Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana to supplement its efforts this holiday season. Each customer who brings in non- perishable food items will receive a free cupcake for their generosity. Donations will be accepted at all five locations until Nov. 25.

"We are so thankful to have the chance to get together with our community and loyal customers to celebrate how far The Kupcake Factory has come over the past five years," said Owner Claudia Melgar. "We really want this day to be about our supporters and honoring local businesses in New Orleans, all in the spirit of a French Quarter-worthy celebration."