About Us

Franchisees Mechelle Coate and Dustin Marks decided to open a House of Bread Bakery Café after years of deliberation.

We found ourselves finally as empty-nesters and decided now was the perfect time. For us, we wanted to offer a product that we believed in and House of Bread embodies the traditional values of handmade quality products and being a part of the community. It is important to both of us to find a way to “give back” and House of Bread truly believes in that concept. Whether it is partnering with local charities, recognizing and celebrating our first responders, or providing a great place to work, House of Bread is truly a company with heart and that was our deciding factor.

Prior to opening our House of Bread, I (Mechelle) was a stay at home mom while also dedicating much of my free time to animal rescue. Prior to that, I had worked in retail and apartment management. Dustin graduated from Texas Tech with an engineering degree. In addition to his bakery duties, Dustin is still currently employed in the energy industry.

We have 3 adult children ( Karissa, Caitlin, and Val) and 2 dogs (Nelson and Grant) that mean the world to us. Hopefully you will get a chance to meet them at the bakery. The kids…not the dogs!!! But look for pictures of our fur-kids on Facebook! I show them off often.

Shoutout DFW Interview with Mechelle Coate

Mechelle Coate, House of Bread, McKinney, Texas