As part an ongoing aggressive franchise growth strategy Corner Bakery Cafe today announced that New Jersey Corner Foods LLC will be their newest partner in bringing the popular neighborhood gathering spot to New Jersey area residents. Since the company’s first location in 1991 to its current reach of 99 restaurants across the country today, Corner Bakery Cafe’s growth in the fast-casual segment has been primarily through company-owned and operated locations until it launched its strategic franchise development program at the end of 2006.
“Over the past several years, we’ve invested heavily in new systems and product innovation that provides best-in-class dining experience for our guests,” says Mike Hislop, chairman and CEO of CBC Restaurant Corp. “After completing our 20th straight quarter of positive comp sales and holding the highest average annual sales volume ($2.2 million) of any national bakery cafe brand, we’re in a position to move our franchise program forward at an aggressive pace, with the right partners.
We have found one such partner in New Jersey Corner Foods and its president, Charles Alario. The dedication he has shown to his existing restaurants promises to provide Corner Bakery Cafe with a strong foundation for success in the New Jersey market.