Yes, it is a chain restaurant. I stumbled upon their almond croissant. It was fabulous topped with enough toasted, slivered almonds so that your tastebuds and mouth know that it is almonds. The almond filling is just heavenly, enough moisture to bite into without requiring a napkin. I now make a point to visit just for that almond croissant.
I've been to other La Madeleines and have not been as impressed.
The lady suggested that their chocolate almond croissant was very popular also. I'll stay away from that and just bask in the glow while enjoying that almond croissant.