Last month, 8,292 restaurants of every type, their employees, and customers came together to help end childhood hunger in the U.S. by participating in Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry fundraising program. Together, their generosity raised more than $5 million, more than twice what was raised last year, for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to ensure that every child in the U.S. gets the food they need, every day.
Corner Bakery Cafe
Bread isn’t just the staff of life. It’s the food—in a wide variety of forms and styles—that helps drive the limited-service restaurant industry.
Whether they’re traditional breads, buns, tortillas, bagels, pitas, or flatbreads, these carriers are filling the sandwich needs of a wide variety of consumers.
The list of carriers at quick-service restaurants has grown over the past decade. Operators are using various baking styles, ingredients, tastes, and textures—along with assorted sizes and shapes—to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Recognized as the authority for hand-crafted, grilled-to-order panini, Corner Bakery Cafe has mastered the art of grill marks. So after more than 20 years of showing its “grill,” the popular restaurant wants to see yours – and will award five smiling guests with free panini for a year.
Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-casual bakery cafe known for its ingredient-inspired menu, made fresh to order for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and catering for any occasion, has announced expansion plans for Portland, Oregon; Minneapolis-St.Paul, Minnesota; and Orlando, Florida.
Franchise and restaurant veteran Gary Price, with more than two decades of experience in senior management positions for leading hospitality and franchise organizations, has been named president of Corner Bakery Cafe.
Price, who will be responsible for overall strategy and growth, joins Corner Bakery Cafe as the rapidly expanding fast-casual brand plans to double its footprint in the U.S. over the next four years through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.
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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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.
“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.