Fast Casual Brand’s Customizable Menu and Flexible Footprint a Hit for Travelers and Investors
According to the Airport Council International of North America, more than 40 percent of retail and food and beverage sales at airports are generated by national chains. With the opportunity to grab market share and introduce the fast-growing brand to travelers across the country, Corner Bakery Cafe announces its plans to expand the cafe brand in the nation’s busiest airports.
“Through the success of our Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport location, we’ve seen firsthand the tremendous opportunity airports offer our brand,” says Gary Price, President of Corner Bakery Cafe. “In Atlanta, it has been proven that our prototype flexibility and menu is ideal for airports and busy, on-the-go travelers. For sophisticated franchise investors who want to tap into a market that is ripe for growth, Corner Bakery Cafe is ready for aggressive expansion and can fit the various needs of airports nationwide.”
Ideal for the On-The-Go Traveler
Passengers traveling through the country’s busiest airports will soon be able to avoid diet turbulence and fuel their bodies thanks to the various menu options available at Corner Bakery Cafe, including healthy and craveable dishes for every day part. The brand’s offerings are customizable and easy-to-eat on the go, making it an ideal concept to add to an airport’s list of food purveyors.
“Our menu is a perfect fit for any hungry traveler, whether the guest has a long lay-over or is running to catch a connecting flight,” says Ric Scicchitano, Executive Vice President of Food and Supply Chain for Corner Bakery Cafe. “Travelers are increasingly health conscious and are demanding more options from the airports in which they travel. We are meeting that demand in Atlanta and soon will be doing the same in other busy airports across the country.”
Timing is Everything
The fast casual sector is expected to be the growth engine of the restaurant industry and Corner Bakery Cafe is not missing the mark. With its eyes set on leading the category, 2015 is on track to be Corner Bakery Cafe’s best year in the company’s history. Buzz surrounding the brand has gained speed this year with the addition of key executives and expansion into new Southeast markets, as well as Northeast Ohio. The optimism around the brand is the highest it has been since the company’s inception in 1991.
“The future of Corner Bakery Cafe is as bright as ever as we expand the brand to new non-traditional venues and acquire proven and knowledgeable franchise partners with a clear understanding of the airport industry and what it takes to succeed,” says Gregg Koffler, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. “We continue to innovate in the fast casual industry with prototype upgrades that put our franchise partners in the position to succeed.”
For more information about Corner Bakery Cafe, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com.
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.