Franchise Signs Development Deal with Experienced Entrepreneur to Open Five Montana-based Neighborhood Bakery Cafes
Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, announces its entry into Montana with the addition of franchise partner Anderson Management Group led by multi-restaurant operator Brad Anderson and operating partner Brian Yates. Anderson Management Group owns seven Buffalo Wild Wings in Montana and plans to open five neighborhood cafes throughout the state, joining Corner Bakery Cafe as its 33rd franchise partner.
“As seasoned, multi-unit operators with a history of success in the franchising industry, Brad Anderson and his team at Anderson Management Group exemplify the ideal partner we look for when we expand into new markets,” explains Gregg Koffler, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. “With Brad’s extensive experience as an entrepreneur in Montana, coupled with the void in the region for high-quality, fast casual dining, we know that Brad’s market understanding will drive excitement and anticipation for the brand as we enter the state of Montana in 2015.”
Montana Development Contributes to Record Growth Year
According to NPD, unit expansion for fast casual brands is a key contributor to the segment leading the foodservice industry in growth for the past several years. As evident in its five-store agreement for Montana, Corner Bakery Cafe has contributed to the fast casual segment’s growth trend with 70 franchise locations currently open and more than 50 in development. Also, the brand has franchise development commitments for more than 345 additional cafes.
“I’ve seen first-hand the demand for a dining experience in Montana that is convenient and health conscious. I knew after my visit to Corner Bakery Cafe that the concept would flourish in the state,” explains Anderson. “Corner Bakery Cafe’s made-to-order menu items and fresh ingredients reflect the tastes and trends of consumers throughout the state. As someone who has worked for a franchise as an employee and an operator, I can honestly say that the leadership team is top notch in the industry.”
Corner Bakery Cafe continues to seek multi-unit franchise partners to expand into additional franchise territories across the country. With strong average annual sales, a focused leadership team and best-in-class franchise operators, the brand is poised to more than double its national footprint by 2017. For more information on available Corner Bakery Cafe franchise territories, visit www.CornerBakeryCafe.com/Franchise-Information.
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 more than 175 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 $1.0 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.