Industry News | November 12, 2012

Corner Bakery Cafe Plans to Set Up Shop in Long Island

Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast casual bakery cafe known for its freshly made breakfast scramblers, signature grilled panini, mouthwatering sweets, hand-roasted coffees, and catering for any occasion, announces the company has signed a franchise agreement to open its first restaurants in Nassau County beginning in 2013. Earlier this year, Corner Bakery Cafe announced similar expansion plans in the Northeast, including Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Four M Bakery LLC, a group of veteran restaurant operators, which also owns 12 Buffalo Wild Wings through Four M Capital LLC, has plans to open seven Corner Bakery Cafes in Nassau County.
 
“Corner Bakery Cafe is an ideal brand for growth in this segment of the fast casual industry, and we’re excited about the opportunity to bring it to Long Island,” says James Bitzonis, president of Four M Bakery LLC. “Nassau County has strong neighborhood appeal and we’re confident that everything from the locally-inspired décor to the freshly-prepared menu will make our cafes a welcome addition in Long Island.”
 
With several locations expected to open in the next 24-36 months, Corner Bakery Cafe is currently reviewing sites for its first restaurants in Nassau.
 
“Nassau County is the perfect market in which to continue our expansion into the Northeast,” says Jonathan Benjamin, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. “Neighborhoods are an important part of the Long Island community, and we are confident that our cafes will quickly become a local favorite in Nassau.”
 
This is the seventh new development agreement, totaling 88 new restaurants that Corner Bakery Cafe has awarded so far this year. Overall, 23 agreements have been signed representing more than 286 new restaurants. Corner Bakery Cafe plans to double its footprint in the U.S. over the next four years through franchise and company-owned cafes.
 
Corner Bakery Cafe’s made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature paninis and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas, and decadent desserts while providing a place to gather with family and friends. Corner Bakery Cafe also provides a robust, best-in-class catering platform, presenting fresh food perfectly packaged for delivery or pick up.