Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Heads to Oregon

Corner Bakery Café announced its entry into Oregon, with the addition of franchise partner NW Ventures, led by multi-restaurant operator Luis Boyance. As the operator of more than 138 Burger King franchises in Oregon and Mexico, as well as two TGI Fridays in Mexico, NW Ventures joins Corner Bakery Café as its 32nd franchise partner, with plans to open 12 neighborhood cafes in the state of Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

Corner Bakery Cafe Teams up with Franchisee for Expansion

Corner Bakery Cafe has announced two multi-unit development agreements with California–based businessman Anil Yadav, CEO of JIB Management, who plans to open 16 cafes in Seattle and seven in Las Vegas over the next seven years.

Yadav is the largest Jack-in-the-Box franchisee in the U.S., as well as the largest Denny's franchisee in California.

Corner Bakery Cafe Appoints CDO to Spur Growth

Corner Bakery Cafe announced the appointment of franchise and restaurant veteran Michael J. Nolan as executive vice president and chief development officer to oversee the company’s rapidly-growing franchise development program and target market strategy, effective immediately.

In addition, brand veteran Blake Bernet has been promoted from senior vice president and general counsel to chief legal officer.

Corner Bakery Continues Expansion Into TN and KY

Corner Bakery Café announced the company signed a new multiunit development agreement with Half Baked LLC to open its first restaurants in Central and Eastern Tennessee as well as the state of Kentucky beginning next year and the remaining sites over the next nine years.

The group of veteran hospitality operators joins a roster of 28 franchise partners. With 55 open franchise cafes and development commitments for more than 350, Corner Bakery Cafe continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years.

Corner Bakery Continues Nat'l Expansion to Indianapolis

Corner Bakery Café announced that the company has signed a new multiunit development agreement to open its first restaurants in Indianapolis beginning later this year and the remaining sites over the next six years.

The new franchisee joins a roster of 27 franchise partners, with 53 open cafés and development commitments for more than 300 more, as Corner Bakery Café continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years. Last month, the company announced plans to open nine new restaurants in the Central Valley, California, area.

The Future of Franchising

How the franchise model is adapting to today’s marketplace.

Fast food brands change franchising model to succeed in economic climate.
Corner Bakery is preparing for aggressive growth through experienced, multiunit franchisees.

Anthony Pigliacampo is like few of his predecessors in the quick-service game.

Pigliacampo is the founder of Modmarket, a Colorado-based concept that continues to earn rave reviews for its modern environment and high-quality food, and which had six stores open at the end of 2013. By the end of this year, Modmarket’s unit count will jump to 13 and then to at least 24 by the end of 2015.

What makes Pigliacampo different from his peers is that all of that growth will be through company-owned stores.

The Growth 40

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Large US cities like Miami offer fast food operators promising growth potential.
Miami has recovered from the Great Recession and now offers quick-serve operators plenty of growth potential. / wsfurlan

If this year’s Growth 40 report is any indication, plenty of quick-service brands will soon be following in the footsteps of basketball superstar LeBron James and taking their talents to South Beach.

Miami tops QSR’s fourth annual Growth 40 report, claiming the first spot among the nation’s largest markets, while Austin, Texas, and Palm Springs, California, earn top honors among medium and small markets, respectively.

Corner Bakery Cafe Looks To Further Growth In 2014

Corner Bakery Cafe’s emphasis on multiunit national expansion and partnering with franchise leaders paid off in 2013 with the signing of 12 new area development agreements, adding commitments for more than 120 new cafés and raising the total to more than 300 cafés under development as the company moves forward on its goal to double its U.S. footprint in the next three years.

Corner Bakery Inks Agreements with Existing Partners

Corner Bakery Café announced the company has signed three additional multiunit restaurant development agreements with existing franchise partners to introduce the signature bakery café to Idaho and eastern Washington state, northern Baltimore, and Westchester and Suffolk counties in New York.

The new development commitments will add a total of 18 new cafes.