Corner Bakery Cafe plans to significantly expand its presence in the Northeast by opening about 18 new restaurants in the Boston area. The company recently sold out markets in neighboring Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, according to a company press release.
The brand is seeking experienced restaurant professionals with the ability to open multiple locations because company executives believe Boston represents a tremendous growth opportunity that will play a key role as Corner Bakery Cafe moves forward on its goal to double its U.S. footprint by the end of 2015.
Founded in downtown Chicago in 1991, today there are more than 145 Corner Bakery Cafes open in 14 states and Washington, D.C.
"Corner Bakery Cafe and Boston are a perfect match," said Jonathan Benjamin, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. "Neighborhoods are an important part of the Boston community and we are confident that once we find the right franchisees, our cafes will quickly become a local favorite."
The announcement comes after a strong 2012, in which Corner Bakery Cafe signed 10 new Area Development Agreements representing 125 new cafes, raising the total to 147 open cafes and 288 under development.
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