Corner Bakery Cafe Expanding to Southeastern Markets

Fast-Casual Restaurant Ready to Expand in Six States

DALLAS - May 12, 2015 // PRNewswire // - Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, is looking for top multi-unit franchise operators to expand into the Southeast region of the United States.

"Experts are forecasting that the fast casual industry will lead the way for new restaurant development this year. When we couple that with a growing demand for Corner Bakery Cafe in the Southeast, we see tremendous opportunity to build upon the success we are experiencing with our Florida and Georgia cafes," explains Gregg Koffler, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. "Our efforts in target markets in this region will enable us to deliver on our goal of doubling our national franchisee footprint in the next two years. You will see more Corner Bakery Cafes throughout the Southeast because of our experienced franchise sales team and the popularity our existing cafes already have there."

Specifically, Corner Bakery Cafe will focus its franchising efforts in Birmingham, Charleston, Charlotte, Columbus, Jackson, New Orleans, Raleigh and Tampa. Corner Bakery Cafe is looking for best-in-class franchise operators who have relevant multi-unit restaurant/retail experience in the market to be developed, and who are as passionate as they are about bringing great food and a welcoming experience to the neighborhood.

"This is the perfect time for us to establish ourselves as the premiere fast casual dining destination in the Southeast," adds Koffler. "Franchise partners and patrons alike have been raving about our brand in every market we penetrate, and our target Southeast markets will be no different."

In targeting the Southeast region, Corner Bakery Cafe, which has more than 390 locations in development commitments, plans to strengthen its presence as one of the fastest-growing brands in the industry. The most compelling selling points for franchise partners include strong average annual sales, a focused leadership team and best-in-class catering.

About Corner Bakery Cafe

Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in 21 states and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp., with more than 185 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 billion. More information on Corner Bakery Cafe franchise opportunities is available at CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise-Information. Become a fan of Corner Bakery Cafe on Facebook and on Twitter.

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