Corner Bakery Cafe Continues Rapid National Expansion into Orlando, Florida

Rapidly Growing Fast-Casual Chain to Introduce 17 of its Signature Neighborhood Bakery Cafes to Orlando as Part of a New Multi-Unit Development Agreement

April 09, 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 Holm Bake, LLC, headquartered in Winter Park, Fla., which plans to open its first of 17 restaurants in the Orlando, Fla. area next year and the remaining sites over the following six years.

The new franchisee joins a roster of 29 Corner Bakery Cafe franchise partners. With 55 open cafes and development commitments for more than 350 locations, Corner Bakery Cafe continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years. Earlier this month, the company announced plans to open 18 new restaurants in the Tennessee and Kentucky areas.

"Choosing to partner with an established fast-casual concept like Corner Bakery Cafe was an easy decision for us," said Eric Holm, Managing Member at Holm Bake, LLC, which also owns and operates 30 Golden Corral restaurants. "The longevity of the brand and its proven success by staying very competitive with other brands in the growing bakery cafe category is very attractive to us. We are thrilled about the opportunity to introduce the Orlando community to Corner Bakery Cafe and confident that everything from the freshly-prepared menu to the comfortable and friendly atmosphere will make our cafes a welcome addition in neighborhoods across Central Florida."

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

"We're excited 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 Orlando," said Gregg Koffler, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. "Neighborhoods and tourism are an important part of the Orlando community, and we are confident that our cafes will quickly become a favorite for both locals and tourists in this new market. Orlando is the perfect place to continue our expansion plans as the brand looks to numerous new territories, creating even more fans."

Corner Bakery Cafe's made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature paninis and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas and indulgent sweets while providing a place to gather with family and friends. With 165 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 165 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 CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise-Information.

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SOURCE Corner Bakery Cafe

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