Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe Expands Franchise Sales Team

Corner Bakery Cafe, the rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant franchise, has added Nick Booras and Gregg Koffler as directors of franchise sales.

Booras and Koffler are the latest to join the company's growing development sales team in support of Corner Bakery's plans to double its footprint in the U.S. over the next four years.

Earlier this year, hospitality industry veteran Jonathan Benjamin was hired as vice president of franchise sales to spearhead the chain's aggressive expansion plans.

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Corner Bakery Cafe Heralds Return of BBLT Sandwich

One of the most anticipated menu items at Corner Bakery Café, the BBLT, is back for a limited time. The Bacon-Bacon-Local Tomato sandwich has double the bacon and is paired with seasonal, fresh tomatoes.

Each summer Corner Bakery Cafe finds the biggest, reddest, roundest tomatoes from local growers, slices them up and stacks six thick-cut slices of applewood smoked bacon on top of crisp lettuce, spread with CBC’s Cracked Pepper Balsamic Mayo on Mom’s white toast.

Chefs recommend pairing it with Corner Bakery Cafe’s delicious Arugula Salad for a fresh summer combo.

Staying True to Your Roots

“Growth has killed many brands.”

Those words, from Corner Bakery Café’s CEO Mike Hislop, sum up a problem that several quick-serve CEOs face: Expanding a business is a natural desire for most executives, but growing it beyond one or two stores without compromising its authentic, personable branding often proves to be difficult.

But some CEOs, including Hislop, have figured out how to balance growth with a consistent, brand-wide personality.

Corner Bakery Opens Fifth Store in Philadelphia Market

Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to “Feed the Day” in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, with a new cafe opening on June 6.

Whether it’s to discover the made-to-order Anaheim Scrambler for breakfast, the signature Chicken Pomodori Panini for lunch, the mouthwatering Pesto Cavatappi for dinner, or a slice of bakery fresh Cinnamon Creme Cake for dessert, Bala Cynwyd neighbors are invited to check out the newest location in the Bala Cynwyd Shopping Center, 153 East City Ave.

Millenial Consumers Rank Their Top Chains

Millennials are unique. They communicate differently, are self-expressive, confident, liberal, upbeat, and open to change. But marketing to them can be a challenge.

This group (ages 19-34) has a distinct perspective on dining occasions, placing more value on attributes like social responsibility, sustainability, local, and organic, grass-fed, and hormone-free offerings. They foster emotional connections to brands and their loyalty stems beyond experience. 

Corner Bakery Café Expands in Florida, New Jersey

Corner Bakery Cafe has signed an agreement with Yum & Chill Restaurant Group to bring 30 locations to Florida and New Jersey over the next five to seven years. Plans call for 20 cafes in New Jersey and 10 cafes in the Tampa/St. Petersburg market.

The new restaurants will help boost the local economy in those states by adding more than 1,200 jobs locally.

Growth will be focused in Northern and Central New Jersey, as well as Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties in Florida.

“Dine Out for No Kid Hungry” Raises $2.4 Million in 2011

Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry, one of the nation’s fastest-growing and most successful cause-related restaurant-marketing programs, announces that restaurants across the country and their customers raised nearly $2.4 million last year in the fight against childhood hunger.

Turn the Corner This Year with Some Help from Corner Bakery

After a season of sweet treats, savory snacks, and hearty comfort foods, it can be a challenge switching to less-indulgent, healthier options in the New Year. To help guests put the flavor back in healthy living, Corner Bakery Cafe introduced a Facebook program inviting fans to kick off the New Year by committing to a healthier lifestyle and pledging to “Turn the Corner” in 2012.

Corner Bakery Café Enters Northern California

Dallas-based Corner Bakery Cafe announced a new area development agreement signaling the brand’s first entry into Northern California.

Franchise partner Buon Hospitality is led by industry veteran Sam Hirbod, CEO and president of Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC, a well-established franchising company that operates more than 500 fuel, restaurant, and convenience businesses in seven states.

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