DALLAS, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast casual bakery cafe known for its freshly made breakfast scramblers, signature grilled panini, mouthwatering sweets, hand-roasted coffees and catering for any occasion, announced today the company has signed a franchise agreement to open its first restaurants in Nassau County beginning in 2013. Earlier this year, Corner Bakery Cafe announced similar expansion plans in the Northeast, including Northern New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
Four M Bakery, LLC, a group of veteran restaurant operators, which also owns 12 Buffalo Wild Wings through Four M Capital, LLC, has plans to open seven Corner Bakery Cafes in Nassau County.
"Corner Bakery Cafe is an ideal brand for growth in this segment of the fast casual industry and we're excited about the opportunity to bring it to Long Island," said James Bitzonis, president of Four M Bakery, LLC. "Nassau County has strong neighborhood appeal and we're confident that everything from the locally-inspired decor to the freshly-prepared menu will make our cafes a welcome addition in Long Island."
With several locations expected to open in the next 24-36 months, Corner Bakery Cafe is currently reviewing sites for its first restaurants in Nassau.
"Nassau County is the perfect market in which to continue our expansion into the Northeast," said Jonathan Benjamin, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. "Neighborhoods are an important part of the Long Island community and we are confident that our cafes will quickly become a local favorite in Nassau."
This is the seventh new development agreement, totaling 88 new restaurants that Corner Bakery Cafe has awarded so far this year. Overall, 23 agreements have been signed representing more than 286 new restaurants. Corner Bakery Cafe plans to double its footprint in the U.S. over the next four years through franchise and company-owned cafes.
Corner Bakery Cafe's made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature paninis and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas and decadent desserts while providing a place to gather with family and friends. Corner Bakery Cafe also provides a robust, best-in-class catering platform, presenting fresh food perfectly packaged for delivery or pick up.
More information on Corner Bakery Cafe franchise opportunities is available at cornerbakerycafe.com/franchise.
About Corner Bakery Cafe
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in 14 states and Washington, D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with more than 140 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.
SOURCE Corner Bakery Cafe