In a recent interview with Nation’s Restaurant News, Jerome Bocuse, the owner/operator of the restaurants in the France pavilion at Epcot and son of the famous chef Paul Bocuse, said of the pavilion’s forthcoming new addition:
We’re going to build a brand new bakery in a new building. It’s going to be very close to the bakeries that you see in France today. More like a modern bakery with sandwiches. We will cook all of our bread all day long and make sandwiches with that fresh bread. [It’s slated to open around March 2013.]
This essentially confirms the paperwork we’ve dug up previously that mentions a new two-story space and 3,000 sqft kitchen. Where this new structure will be placed remains to be seen. It should be noted that this is the second move/expansion of the bakery in the history of the pavilion. They may not close the current bakery until the new location is ready to open. As always, more information will be posted as it becomes available.