Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Kicks Off 7th Year Supporting No Kid Hungry

Corner Bakery Cafe announced its seventh year of partnership with Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry to help end childhood hunger in America.

From September 1 to September 28, Corner Bakery Cafe will offer rewards to guests who contribute to the cause. Guests who donate $1 or more to No Kid Hungry will receive a free freshly baked Whoopee Pie on their next visit, and those who donate $5 or more will receive a booklet of offers valued at more than $25. 

Corner Bakery Opens Doors to South Plainfield, NJ, Unit

Corner Bakery Cafe is ready to “Feed the Day” in South Plainfield, New Jersey, with the opening of the area’s first cafe on Monday, August 18. Whether it’s to discover the made-from-scratch Buttermilk Pancakes for breakfast, the signature Chicken Pomodori Panini for lunch, the Pesto Cavatappi for dinner, or a slice of Cinnamon Creme Cake for dessert, South Plainfield neighbors are invited to check out the new location at 6400 Hadley Road across from the Middlesex Mall.

Corner Bakery Cafe Increases New York Footprint

Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, announced its entry into Brooklyn, New York, with the development deal from franchise partner Parikh Network, led by multi-restaurant operator Ashish Parikh. As the operator of more than 78 Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchises in the Greater New York City area, Parikh Network plans to open eight neighborhood cafes in the borough of Brooklyn, with plans to open its first cafe in 2015.

Corner Bakery Ups Franchise Model with New Technology

Corner Bakery Cafe announced the implementation of Altametrics’ e*Restaurant and e*SmartClock to improve labor, food, human resources, and administrative costs at all of its cafes. Through a variety of increased process efficiencies, these solutions will improve the franchise’s overall economic model beginning in August.

Corner Bakery Heads to Oregon

Corner Bakery Café announced its entry into Oregon, with the addition of franchise partner NW Ventures, led by multi-restaurant operator Luis Boyance. As the operator of more than 138 Burger King franchises in Oregon and Mexico, as well as two TGI Fridays in Mexico, NW Ventures joins Corner Bakery Café as its 32nd franchise partner, with plans to open 12 neighborhood cafes in the state of Oregon and Vancouver, Washington.

Corner Bakery Cafe Teams up with Franchisee for Expansion

Corner Bakery Cafe has announced two multi-unit development agreements with California–based businessman Anil Yadav, CEO of JIB Management, who plans to open 16 cafes in Seattle and seven in Las Vegas over the next seven years.

Yadav is the largest Jack-in-the-Box franchisee in the U.S., as well as the largest Denny's franchisee in California.

Corner Bakery Cafe Appoints CDO to Spur Growth

Corner Bakery Cafe announced the appointment of franchise and restaurant veteran Michael J. Nolan as executive vice president and chief development officer to oversee the company’s rapidly-growing franchise development program and target market strategy, effective immediately.

In addition, brand veteran Blake Bernet has been promoted from senior vice president and general counsel to chief legal officer.

Corner Bakery Continues Expansion Into TN and KY

Corner Bakery Café announced the company signed a new multiunit development agreement with Half Baked LLC to open its first restaurants in Central and Eastern Tennessee as well as the state of Kentucky beginning next year and the remaining sites over the next nine years.

The group of veteran hospitality operators joins a roster of 28 franchise partners. With 55 open franchise cafes and development commitments for more than 350, Corner Bakery Cafe continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years.

Corner Bakery Continues Nat'l Expansion to Indianapolis

Corner Bakery Café announced that the company has signed a new multiunit development agreement to open its first restaurants in Indianapolis beginning later this year and the remaining sites over the next six years.

The new franchisee joins a roster of 27 franchise partners, with 53 open cafés and development commitments for more than 300 more, as Corner Bakery Café continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years. Last month, the company announced plans to open nine new restaurants in the Central Valley, California, area.

The Future of Franchising

How the franchise model is adapting to today’s marketplace.

Fast food brands change franchising model to succeed in economic climate.
Corner Bakery is preparing for aggressive growth through experienced, multiunit franchisees.

Anthony Pigliacampo is like few of his predecessors in the quick-service game.

Pigliacampo is the founder of Modmarket, a Colorado-based concept that continues to earn rave reviews for its modern environment and high-quality food, and which had six stores open at the end of 2013. By the end of this year, Modmarket’s unit count will jump to 13 and then to at least 24 by the end of 2015.

What makes Pigliacampo different from his peers is that all of that growth will be through company-owned stores.