November 07, 2013 // Franchising.com // DALLAS - CB Rest Holdings of Boca Raton, Fla. was named Franchise Partner of the Year, while Buon Hospitality of Pleasanton, Calif. was named Franchise Developer of the Year as Corner Bakery Cafe recognized its top performing franchise partners during the company's 2013 Franchise Leadership Conference. More than 100 franchisees, operators and vendors converged for the three-day event held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas.
Conference highlights included a Vendor Expo, awards recognition dinner and featured speakers, including keynote speaker and restaurant industry veteran Bill Allen, as well as a lunch speaking event with Steve Romaniello, Managing Director of Roark Capital Group and Chairman of the International Franchise Association (IFA).
"It's thanks to remarkable franchise partners such as these that the growth and success of Corner Bakery Cafe is possible," Gary Price, President of Corner Bakery Cafe said. "The franchise operators honored this year consistently deliver the highest quality cafes, hospitality and service to our guests and the neighborhoods they serve, and we are proud to recognize so many of them for their exceptional accomplishments. Many of these decisions were very difficult, as numerous franchise partners were considered in each category."
The fast-casual chain's 2013 top award recipients were:
Corner Bakery Cafe also honored top performing franchise cafes for best in sales, catering and safety.
Those franchise cafe award winners included:
"It's an absolute honor to recognize the franchise partners that have excelled over the past year, but it is really a testament to the core strength of Corner Bakery Cafe's culture and franchise network," Mike Hislop, CEO of Corner Bakery Cafe said. "As a leading brand in the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry, our rapid and successful growth can be attributed to our commitment to partnering with respected franchise operators like the partners we recently recognized."
More information on Corner Bakery Cafe and franchise business opportunities is available at www.CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise.aspx.
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in 17 states and Washington, D.C. by the end of 2013. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 150 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 paninis to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Offering 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. Corner Bakery Cafe was acquired in 2011 by Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that specializes in business and consumer service companies with attractive growth prospects and revenues ranging from $20 million to $1.0 billion. More information on Corner Bakery Cafe franchise opportunities is available at www.CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise.aspx.
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