May 24, 2011 // Franchising.com // Dallas, Texas – Corner Bakery Cafe officially turns 20 on November 15, but the celebration starts early with today's launch of the "Three Biggest Fans" contest, awarding three lucky winners free Corner Bakery Cafe favorites for a year*.
"Over the past 20 years, our passionate and loyal guests have helped shape Corner Bakery Cafe into what it is today," said Jim Vinz, president of Corner Bakery Cafe. "We are excited to recognize and reward three of our amazing fans with a year of meals on us."
The start of summer brings a craving for lighter, fresher meals and the Corner Bakery Cafe summer favorite The Trio allows guests to pick three of their favorite homemade specialty salads, and now, signature soups. Corner Bakery Cafe is seeking out its Three Biggest Fans because, just like The Trio, one just isn't enough.
The search kicks off Monday, May 23, on the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook Page, where fans are asked to submit a short write-up explaining what makes them one of Corner Bakery Cafe's "Three Biggest Fans." Every fan who submits an entry will receive an offer for a free sweet with the purchase of a lunch or dinner entrée. After three weeks, on June 13, a distinguished panel of judges will evaluate all entries based on originality, passion and loyalty to Corner Bakery Cafe. The judges – including Corner Bakery Cafe senior vice president of food and beverage and 20-year employee, Ric Scicchitano; Chicago Bites cofounder and blogger, Tammy Green; and Fast Food Maven writer, Nancy Luna – will select the top 10 finalists, each winning a $50 Corner Bakery Cafe gift card and a chance at one of three grand prizes. The 10 entries will be displayed on the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook Page, and other fans are encouraged to vote for their favorite to determine the ultimate three winners. On Wednesday, June 29, Corner Bakery Cafe will announce the "Three Biggest Fans," each of whom will receive a year of free favorites redeemable in the form of $500 in Corner Bakery Cafe gift cards.
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 19 years. Guests can also stay connected with free Wi-Fi while enjoying a bottomless cup of 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 119 locations across the country.
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Atlanta, Chicago, Clifton, NJ, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Jackson, Miss., Los Angeles/Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Washington D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with 119 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. 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 and gives back to the communities it serves as a Share our Strength "No Kid Hungry" campaign partner, striving to end childhood hunger in America. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com, like the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook page, or follow Corner Bakery Cafe on Twitter @CornerBakery.
*Official Rules available within Corner Bakery Cafe's "Three Biggest Fans" Facebook contest application.