As the restaurant industry adapts to smartphones and other mobile technology to meet the needs of on-the-go consumers, one company is making it easier to digitally wade through endless dining options with nutrition and health at top of mind.
Corner Bakery Cafe
Corner Bakery Cafe raised over $250,000 for Share Our Strength’s Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign this year to help end childhood hunger in America. Since 2008, Corner Bakery Cafe has donated $1.2 million in total contributions to Share Our Strength.
Corner Bakery Cafe celebrated the opening of three new locations inside Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, as the fast-casual chain begins targeting nontraditional venues as part of its overall national expansion strategy.
The new locations at Gates 3 and 13 in Terminal T and Gate 11 in Terminal D are the first Corner Bakery Cafes to open with veteran hospitality operator PhaseNext Hospitality, which has exclusive nontraditional venue development rights in five separate airport environments over the next several years.
Corner Bakery Cafe signed two new multiunit franchise agreements to open new restaurants in Arizona and introduce its first restaurants in Wisconsin beginning in 2014.
The fast-casual brand’s new franchise partners include Blue Mountain Cafes Inc., which plans to open 13 restaurants in Phoenix over the next seven years, and Neo Fourno Inc., which plans to open 10 new restaurants in Madison and Milwaukee over the next five years.
CB Rest Holdings of Boca Raton, Florida, was named Franchise Partner of the Year, while Buon Hospitality of Pleasanton, California, was named Franchise Developer of the Year as Corner Bakery Cafe recognized its top performing franchise partners during the company’s 2013 Franchise Leadership Conference. More than 100 franchisees, operators, and vendors converged for the three-day event held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Baked desserts aren’t always at the forefront of customers’ dining decisions, but that doesn’t mean they need to be an afterthought. Cookies, cakes, pies, and other sweets have made their way onto menus of all types of limited-service restaurants, giving operators additional sales opportunities during lunch, dinner, and, increasingly, snacking periods.
Corner Bakery Cafe launched a redesign of its CornerBakeryCafe.com website that allows guests to personalize their online and offline experience with their local Corner Bakery Cafe.
The new website, created by digital agency, Rockfish, provides guests with a seamless, interactive experience across desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. The redesigned Corner Bakery Cafe website provides an integrated user experience that does not require multiple clicks. Nutrition, menu, and ordering information are readily accessible and allow guests to make decisions quickly and easily.
When it comes to business, everyone wants to be in the middle of the action, which is why quick-serve brands like Shake Shack, Fatburger, and McDonald's establish their corporate headquarters in big cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, respectively.
Corner Bakery Cafe is marking the sixth year of its national partnership with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry fundraiser to help end childhood hunger in America.
Through September 29, guests have the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities by visiting a Corner Bakery Cafe and contributing to the cause. Guests who donate $1 or more to the No Kid Hungry campaign will receive a free freshly baked Whoopee Cookie on their next visit, and those who donate $5 or more will receive a booklet of special Corner Bakery Cafe offers valued at more than $25.
Retail leasing specialists R.J. Brunelli & Co. announced that it has been retained as exclusive real estate broker for various New Jersey counties for fast-casual chains BurgerFi, Corner Bakery Café, and Tommy’s Coal Fired Pizza.
All three restaurants are seeking end-cap or freestanding pad locations with outdoor seating in lifestyle centers, power centers, and other high-traffic locations in areas offering high daytime populations for lunch and a strong residential population for dinner and weekends.