January 11, 2010 // Franchising.com // Dallas, Texas – As with most years, 2010 will see many Americans resolving to lose weight, get fit and eat healthier. To help guests with their health-focused resolutions, Corner Bakery Cafe is introducing its "100 Under 600" program showcasing over 100 different soup, salad and sandwich combos under 600 calories. According to experts, up to 97 percent of people will break their resolutions before year's end. Corner Bakery Cafe is known for its extensive selection of prepared-to-order Corner Combos offered year round, and knowing it can be difficult to keep New Year's resolutions, Corner Bakery Cafe's "100 Under 600" program was introduced to make calorie-conscience eating easier while still enjoying a wide variety of tasty options.
"So many people give up on their resolution to eat healthy because they feel like they have to sacrifice their favorite foods," said Ric Scicchitano, Senior Vice President of Food and Beverage. "Our guests find that it's easier to keep their resolutions when they dine with us, because, with over 100 different soup, salad and sandwich combinations under 600 calories, they can enjoy great tasting, but sensible meals year round without making drastic changes to their diet."
Recognized by Health Magazine as one of the healthiest quick-serve chains, Corner Bakery Cafe wants guests to be aware of the different calorie-wise (deleted 'eating') options available on the menu. Several of the hand-tossed salad, signature sandwich, toasty panini and homemade soup combos featured in the "100 Under 600" program include Chicken Pesto on Ciabatta & Roasted Tomato Basil Soup, Club Panini & Chicken Noodle Soup and the D.C. Chicken Salad Sandwich & Caesar Salad. Each option will leave guests worry-free knowing that over 100 of their favorite combos can be enjoyed for less than 600 calories (excluding any side items).
As an extension of the "100 Under 600" program, guests are invited to follow @CornerBakery on Twitter and to respond to fun questions on topics like healthy eating, nutrition and exercise. From January 11 to February 19, Corner Bakery Cafe will tweet questions twice daily Monday through Friday, and the first five followers to respond via @reply will be mailed an offer for a free Corner Combo.
Known for its innovative menu featuring a wide variety of egg scramblers and oatmeals for breakfast, flavorful sandwiches and signature panini, hot soups, signature salads, fresh baked goods and an extensive catering menu, Corner Bakery Cafe has been delighting guests nationwide with fresh, made-to-order meals in a welcoming and cozy atmosphere for over 18 years. With over 50 handcrafted menu items under $7, Corner Bakery Cafe offers customers both variety and value. Guests can also stay connected with free Wi-Fi while enjoying a bottomless cup hand-roasted coffee.
From a small bread bakery on a corner in downtown Chicago to a national cornerstone of fast casual dining, Corner Bakery Cafe opened its first location in 1991 and now operates more than 100 locations across the country.
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Jackson, Miss., Los Angeles/Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego and Washington D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 100 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature panini to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Recognized by Health Magazine as one of the healthiest quick-serve chains, and Parents magazine as one of the best fast casual dining experiences for families with young children, Corner Bakery Cafe offers dine-in, to go and catering service for any occasion. Corner Bakery Cafe delivers a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere.