Asheville’s highly anticipated chocolate factory is up and running, says French Broad Chocolate Lounge


The owners of the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Dan and Jael Rattigan, report that their highly anticipated chocolate lounge is up and running. I had heard that they had recently received their first 5,000-pound shipment of cacao beans. The new facility on Buxton Avenue features a chocolate factory and a tasting room to complement the chocolate lounge location on Lexington Avenue.

Here’s what they said on Twitter on Thursday:

we passed final inspections on our factory, have received our official Certificate of Occupancy, and production starts…NOW!! Woo!

There’s plenty more awesomeness at the new French Broad chocolate factory, including a solar bean roaster invented by Dan. Can’t wait to check it out.