Corner Bakery Cafe Continues Rapid National Expansion Into Tennessee and Kentucky

Rapidly Growing Fast-Casual Chain to Introduce 18 of its Signature Neighborhood Bakery Cafes to Tennessee and Kentucky as Part of New Multi-Unit Development Agreement

April 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-casual bakery cafe known for its ingredient-inspired menu, made fresh to order breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering for any occasion, announced today that the company has signed a new multi-unit development agreement with Half Baked LLC, to open its first restaurants in Central and Eastern Tennessee as well as the state of Kentucky beginning next year and the remaining sites over the next nine years. The initial focus will be on the Nashville MSA.

The group of veteran hospitality operators joins a roster of 28 franchise partners. With 55 open franchise cafes and development commitments for more than 350, Corner Bakery Cafe continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years.

"We've been looking to expand our portfolio into fast-casual for a about five years now, and we feel that Corner Bakery Cafe is the perfect partner and concept for this move," said Dan Davis, President of Rafferty's and partner of Half Baked LLC. "We believe Corner Bakery Cafe is a great brand with quality menu items. Some of the things that we found exceptional about the brand are the breadth of the menu and its operational excellence."

Currently, the rapidly growing fast-casual chain is also looking to expand to new markets in Alabama, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio, among others. To see all available franchising territories, visit CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise-Information.

"We're thrilled to announce this great news regarding our latest development agreement, and expanding the reach of our signature neighborhood bakery cafe experience into new markets such as Nashville and Kentucky," said Gregg Koffler, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. "Neighborhoods are an important part of both communities, and we are confident that our cafes will quickly become a local favorite in these new markets."

Corner Bakery Cafe's made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature panini and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas and indulgent sweets while providing a place to gather with family and friends. With more than 160 company-owned and franchised locations in 17 states and Washington, D.C., Corner Bakery Cafe provides a robust, best-in-class catering platform, presenting fresh food perfectly packaged for delivery or pick up.

To locate the nearest Corner Bakery Cafe or for additional information on franchise opportunities, visit www.CornerBakeryCafe.com.

About Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in 17 states and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 160 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. 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 CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise-Information.

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