Corner Bakery Cafe and You

Your cafe. Every day. Our blend of an exciting, ingredient-inspired menu paired with the warmth and genuine hospitality of a neighborhood cafe is unique in the fast casual segment. That’s why it works for our guests, our brand and ultimately for our franchisees. Read more about the opportunity to team up with one of the fastest-growing brands in the industry.

Support

When you join this established brand, you’ll benefit from the success we’ve already created. And, you can lean on our network of experienced restaurateurs for support, including an executive team with more than 150 combined years of restaurant and business experience. Scroll left or right to learn more.

  • Real Estate

    • Market planning
    • Site evaluation and selection assistance
    • Counsel on Letter of Intent, Work Letter and Lease Issues
    • Negotiation tips based on past experience
    • Demographic reports
  • Design & Construction:

    • Development orientation program
    • Approved development consultant program
    • Due diligence and project management support
    • Prototypical documents
    • Complete equipment specifications with negotiated pricing
    • Design support
    • Construction document review and approval
    • Construction review and site visits
    • Pre-opening support
  • Training & Operations

    • Training for Operations Partner, General Managers and Managers
    • New Cafe Opening Support (first four locations) and ongoing materials/systems support
    • On-site culinary training; review of all food specifications
    • Catering sales building; hands-on training
    • Ongoing core evaluations of operations
    • Monthly franchise ranking reports
    • Ongoing web sessions for continuous training
    • Ongoing support for new product introductions and Marketing Window rollouts
  • Marketing

    • Assistance with grand opening planning
    • Grand opening tool kit
    • Creative support; menu, national promotions and external media
    • Local cafe marketing support; access to our creative library and best practices
    • Public relations tool kit
    • Guest satisfaction and consumer insights research
  • Purchasing & Distribution

    • Set up and execution of all food and non-food distribution (broadline and produce)
    • Contract and vendor negotiations
    • Ongoing logistics management of purchasing functions
    • Product forecasting for national promotions
    • Culinary product pipeline and all exception requests

Testimonials

  • Jeff Warden President and CEO The Rose Group
    Our food is better, our service model is better, we have what the consumer wants and the consumer appreciates the difference. They understand the differnce so they’re going to come to our cafes rather than go to our competitors. I think this is a growing segment and we are right in the sweet spot…" Watch the Video
  • Camille Lee-Johnson Owner and Operator Lee-Wesley Bakery Cafe
    When you look at whether or not a company is ready to move on to the next level and be a part of that growth yourself, you want to know that you’re not just taking those steps alone. Even though I have the vision to grow, you want to make sure everyone has the same vision…" Watch the Video
  • Rosalyn Mallet CEO PhaseNext Hospitality
    Corner Bakery Cafe is a bit new to the franchise world and we’re very new to the airport world, so there is so much growth ahead. We can ramp up this side of the brand and really make an impact…" Watch the Video
  • Jim Gore President Bakery Ventures
    We are a small chain right now. I think we are uniquely positioned to grow quickly. We are in the right segment of the business. We have best in class food. I just really think we are in a prime position to compete…" Watch the Video
  • Kavit Patel President and Managing Partner Corner Bakery Cafe, Oklahoma, LLC
    Some of the things that we found exceptional about Corner Bakery Cafe are the breadth of the menu, operational excellence, best-in-class catering program, locally inspired neighborhood locations and their great unit-level economics. Corner Bakery Cafe to us is synonymous with community and healthy living through their family-friendly neighborhood locations and fresh, made-to-order, ingredient-inspired menu. It’s an opportunity for us to offer Oklahomans a place to gather as friends and family. It will also add 250 jobs to the local economy over the next few years."
  • Ben Eramya Owner and Operator FEAST Foods, LLC
    Corner Bakery Cafe has a clear understanding of their brand vision, which is consistently demonstrated by the way they bring to life their core values in everyday business. I am in absolute love with the food and the diverse menu options Corner Bakery Cafe offers. The leadership team has a great understanding of how dynamic, quality food is important to attracting guests to the brand. And the leadership team clearly has an understanding of how important it is to involve and embrace its franchisees in efforts toward bringing their brand vision to life, which will surely enable the brand to remain relevant in the guests’ eyes forever."
  • Karen Armando Cohen Owner and Operator CB Restaurant Holdings, LLC
    We believe Corner Bakery Cafe is a great brand with quality, made-to-order menu items. There is great opportunity with Corner Bakery Cafe being in the fastest-growing segment of the restaurant industry. When we met the development team, we decided we had to be part of the growth they are experiencing. There’s a tremendous opportunity to grow within the brand."

Accolades

  • Ranked Highest by Consumers in Craveability

    Nation’s Restaurant News: Consumer Picks, Bakery-Cafe Segment 03/24/2014
  • Ranked Highest by Consumers in Value

    Nation’s Restaurant News: Consumer Picks, Bakery-Cafe Segment 03/24/2014
  • Ranked Highest by Consumers in Service

    Nation’s Restaurant News: Consumer Picks, Bakery-Cafe Segment 03/24/2014
  • Ranked Highest by Consumers in Cleanliness

    Nation’s Restaurant News: Consumer Picks, Bakery-Cafe Segment 03/24/2014
  • Largest Revenue Increase with +13.6% over last year

    Nation's Restaurant News Top 200: Bakery-Cafe segment highlights 07/22/2013
  • Largest Growth % in Number of U.S. Units at 13.95% over last year

    Nation's Restaurant News Top 200: Bakery-Cafe Segment 07/22/2013

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