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.
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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.
Corner Bakery Cafe announced that it is entering the Oklahoma and Massachusetts markets, as well as three new markets in Florida and California, as part of five multiunit restaurant franchise agreements.
The agreements represent nine new restaurants in San Diego; seven in Oklahoma; 14 in Tampa, Florida; 10 in Northeast Florida; and 21 in Boston. The first cafés in each market are expected to open next year.
Corner Bakery Cafe has promoted Gregg Koffler to vice president of franchise sales, responsible for the overall sales and growth of the franchise division.
With more than 150 cafes open, Koffler steps into his new role as the rapidly expanding brand of fast-casual restaurants continues its path to more than double its footprint over the next three to four years in the U.S. through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.
Huddle House, the nearly 400-unit restaurant franchise known for its comfort food and value pricing, named Jonathan Benjamin as its new chief development officer.
Benjamin, a veteran sales and franchising executive with more than 20 years of leadership experience, will spearhead expanded unit growth in underserved markets and will play in integral role in improving Huddle House facilities.
Ray White has a problem. The chief foodie and head of product development for Southern California–based Veggie Grill wants to put bacon on his menu.
To the average quick-service operator, this doesn’t seem like a problem at all. But consider that Veggie Grill is an all-vegan concept offering 100 percent plant-based food. If White wants to put bacon on the menu, it has to be made of meat substitutes like tofu, seitan, or tempeh. Consider, too, that White wants the product to have the same flavor and textural profiles as regular bacon.