dBusinessNews St. Louis:

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the signing of a multi-unit development deal with RT Development, LLC of Springfield, Mo., to franchise Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurants and continue to expand the popular brand.

RT Development, LLC’s franchise agreement continues Einstein Bros. Bagels’ strategy of expansion through increased franchising with growth-minded business partners who are attracted to the Einstein Bros. business model.

Based in Springfield, RT Development, LLC plans to open four Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurants within the next four years throughout Greene and Christian Counties. The first location is scheduled to open July 13, 2010, at the heavily trafficked intersection of Lakota Street and National Avenue (1933 S. National Avenue), located across the street from St. John’s Regional Health Center. In addition to offering the brand’s world famous freshly baked bagels, freshly prepared breakfast and lunch sandwiches and beverage options, the new restaurant will serve coffee and espresso from its barista station.