Hot & Crusty opened its first store in 1980 on 63rd and Second Ave. in Manhattan. Over the next couple of years, the company opened more stores, each time, building complete bakeries in its stores. In 1994 the company granted licenses for the use of the “Hot & Crusty” name. This proved very successful and in 1997, a new company Hot & Crusty Franchise Corp. was formed to franchise new stores. To this end, a central baking facility was acquired in which all bread dough’s and pastries are made. All baking is done on a European deck oven, in front of our customers, thus creating interest in the baking activity and a delicious baking aroma. This is a great bakery franchise opportunity in Manhattan, New York.