Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood café atmosphere, is looking for top multiunit franchise operators to expand into the Southeast.
"Experts are forecasting that the fast-casual industry will lead the way for new restaurant development this year. When we couple that with a growing demand for Corner Bakery Cafe in the Southeast, we see tremendous opportunity to build upon the success we are experiencing with our Florida and Georgia cafés,” says Gregg Koffler, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. “Our efforts in target markets in this region will enable us to deliver on our goal of doubling our national franchisee footprint in the next two years. You will see more Corner Bakery Cafes throughout the Southeast because of our experienced franchise sales team and the popularity our existing cafes already have there.”
Specifically, Corner Bakery Cafe will focus its franchising efforts in Birmingham, Alabama; Charleston, South Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jackson, Mississippi; New Orleans; Raleigh, North Carolina; and Tampa, Florida. Corner Bakery Cafe is looking for best-in-class franchise operators who have relevant multiunit restaurant/retail experience in the market to be developed, and who are as passionate as they are about bringing great food and a welcoming experience to the neighborhood.
“This is the perfect time for us to establish ourselves as the premiere fast-casual dining destination in the Southeast,” Koffler says. “Franchise partners and patrons alike have been raving about our brand in every market we penetrate, and our targeted Southeast markets will be no different.”
In targeting the Southeast, Corner Bakery Cafe, which has more than 390 locations in development commitments, plans to strengthen its presence as one of the fastest growing brands in the industry. The most compelling selling points for franchise partners include strong average annual sales, a focused leadership team, and best-in-class catering.