September 18, 2012 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Corner Bakery Cafe, the rapidly expanding fast-casual restaurant franchise, has added Nick Booras and Gregg Koffler as directors of franchise sales.
Booras and Koffler are the latest to join the company’s growing development sales team in support of Corner Bakery’s plans to double its footprint in the U.S. over the next four years. Earlier this year hospitality industry veteran Jonathan Benjamin was hired as vice president of franchise sales to spearhead the chain’s aggressive expansion plans.
Booras brings seven years of restaurant franchising experience to the company. Most recently he was the leading franchise salesman at Boston Pizza Restaurants. Prior to that, Booras was in pharmaceutical and cosmetic sales with Carow Packaging.
Koffler joins Corner Bakery with six years of hospitality franchise experience as a multiple award-winning Director of Franchise Sales at U.S. Franchise Systems, Global Hyatt and then Wyndham Worldwide.
“I’m excited to have Nick and Gregg join the Corner Bakery team and know they will play an integral part in spearheading the company’s aggressive franchise growth plans,” said Mike Hislop, CEO of Corner Bakery Cafe.
Corner Bakery is targeting the following markets for franchise development over the next four years:
• Portland, Ore.
• Sacramento, Calif.
• Madison, Wis.
• Orlando, Fla.
• Little Rock, Ark.
• Oklahoma City
• Tulsa, Okla.
• Omaha, Neb.
Dallas-based Corner Bakery Cafe was founded in 1991 and began franchising in 2008. Today Corner Bakery Cafe has 142 restaurants open in 15 states.
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in 15 states and Washington D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 140 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. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com. Become a fan of the Corner Bakery Cafe on Facebook, or follow Corner Bakery Cafe on Twitter @CornerBakery.