Retail bakery chain Muffin Break has announced the opening of a new store at the Pentagon Shopping Centre in Chatham, Kent.

The bakery, which opened on 25 May, was unveiled by the official mascot of Muffin Break and will offer freshly baked goods.

The new store has created up to 16 jobs, and features a ‘rustic, yet modern styled interior’, as well as seating for around 70 customers.

Chatham Muffin Break will be the third store for the company in Kent and its 58th in the UK, which the company said demonstrated the “growing popularity of the brand”.

“We’ve had great success in our branches in Ashford and Tunbridge Wells, so we hope Chatham will continue this particular trend,” said Gemma Sandells, marketing manager for Muffin Break. “The early signs have certainly been very positive.”

Muhammed Kamal, franchisee of Muffin Break Chatham, said he was delighted to bring Muffin Break to Chatham and offer shoppers freshly baked good.

“Muffin Break has something for everyone and caters for a wide range of dietary needs,” Kamal said. “We offer high-quality food and drinks that will entice customers to visit us again and again.”

In November 2016, Muffin Break opened the doors to a new store in Redhill, Surrey.