Lawrence residents Christi and Aaron Parker celebrated the grand opening of their Le Macaron franchise at 8701 E.116th St. Suite 150 in Fishers on Jan. 7. The patisserie offers macarons, beignets, croissants and many more traditional French baked goods.
The Parkers fell in love with the Le Macaron brand and decided to open their own franchise.
“We really liked the product,” Christi said. “The store is amazing and so are the treats. We kind of fell in love with the look of the store, and then fell in love with the company.”
The overall look and feel of Le Macaron were something that Christi felt was much needed in the Fishers area.
“The area is experiencing a lot of growth,” Christi said. “It’s an exciting, up-and-coming area that we really wanted to be a part of. With our store being so close to the Nickel Plate Trail, we really feel it’s a great place to be.”
Le Macaron offers a variety of traditionally prepared French goods, including 20 different flavors of macarons, cakes (some featuring macarons as decorative toppers), chocolates and candies, cream puffs, eclairs, tarts, crepes, beignets, croissants and more.
However, the menu has more than French pastries. The store also offers hot and iced Lavazza European-style coffee drinks, house-made gelato, sorbet and French-style teas.
Christi recommends first-time customers try the macarons and eclairs.
“Anyone coming for their first visit definitely needs to try at least one of the macaron flavors,” Christi said. “But I also recommend trying one of the eclairs. Traditional French eclairs are so different from American ones. They’re a lot smaller and more delicate, with many different flavors.”
As business grows, the Parkers want to get more involved with the communities of Fishers and Lawrence.
“Although we’re still just working to keep ahead with the grand opening, we really want to do community outreach and support things,” Christi said. “Looking at the long-term goal, it’s definitely to give back to our communities.”
For more, visit lemacaron-us.com.