Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café Recognizes Staff, Celebrates Milestone

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( — June 11, 2014) South Windsor, CT — Between Rounds, a unique bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut, recently celebrated staff and store milestones.

Two managers were honored for their years of service. Between Rounds recognized Kim Sears, manager of the Vernon store, for 15 years of service.  Ms. Sears began her career at Between Rounds as a counter person and baker before being promoted to manager.  She oversees ordering, inventory, scheduling, hiring, promotions and strategic planning. A native of Ellington, Ms. Sears resides in Vernon.

Sharon McDonald, manager of the South Windsor location, was recognized for more than a decade of service – 11 years in May to be exact. Ms. McDonald, who had seven years experience working as a manager at a competitor’s store prior to Between Rounds, was a baker for one year at Between Rounds’ Manchester store before her appointment to manager of the South Windsor location. A native of Union, Ms. McDonald resides in Glastonbury.

“It is our privilege to recognize Kim and Sharon for their years of dedication and service, which have directly contributed to the overall success of our Vernon and South Windsor stores,” said Jerry Puiia, co-owner of the franchise.

20-Year Milestone

Between Rounds’ Manchester store celebrates their 20th anniversary this year.

“We opened the doors of our Vernon store in 1990 and business took off. We’ve been growing steadily ever since and have multiple locations. We’re proud to celebrate 20 successful years in Manchester,” noted Puiia.

Between Rounds is the brainchild of brothers Jerry and Joe Puiia, who are Staten Island, NY natives.  Between Rounds current locations include South Windsor (corporate headquarters), Vernon, Manchester and Tolland.  Between Rounds franchise opportunities are available. For more information, visit

About Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café

Founded in 1990, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café is a unique bakery café and bagel shop renowned for their fresh, baked-on site bagels and baked goods as well sandwiches, wraps, salads, soups, specialty coffee and a unique line of giftware. Between Rounds offers patrons an upscale, fast-casual dining experience with free Wi-Fi and the added convenience of a drive-thru window. Between Rounds is expanding and franchise opportunities are available. In 2013, the company was selected as a Military Friendly Franchise®, which places Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café in an elite group and is testimony to the company’s commitment to supporting military veterans interested in franchise opportunities.

Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café

19A John Fitch Blvd
South Windsor, CT 06074

(860) 291-8780