After years of talking about it, a couple from Celina — facing an empty nest — knew it was the right time to bring their bread and bakery cafe to McKinney.

Franchisees Mechelle Coate and Dustin Marks are opening House of Bread Bakery Café in McKinney with a soft launch planned for February. The new business will be located at 7551 Eldorado Parkway in McKinney.

The couple had initially looked at opening a similar concept in 2010 when they lived in Lubbock.

However, the timing was just right but in 2019 after their youngest graduated high school and moved out, they were ready for the next chapter of their lives and decided to wokr on opening a bakery in McKinney.

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