Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe Wants to See Your 'Grill'

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. 

Gary Price Joins Corner Bakery Cafe as President

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 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.

QSR 50 Contenders

Want to know which 15 brands are knocking on the QSR 50's door? Some are old favorites, others are new to the list, but they're all trying their hardest to climb their way into the Top 50 ranks.

51 McAlister’s Deli rank last year: 52

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.