Growing Concepts   Concepts that have grown by at least 5% (if less than 50 units). Riverside, CA-based MARKET BROILER has increased by 1 unit, from 5 to 6 (20% growth).  This is a family/casual seafood concept, open for lunch…

Right Segment, Right Model, Right Time: Corner Bakery Cafe Increases Marketplace Share Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Sealing multi-unit franchise deals in markets throughout the United States and reporting average unit volumes exceeding $2.2 million last year, Corner Bakery Cafe is riding…

Golden Corral restaurants located in Central Florida, owned by franchisee Eric Holm, are preparing to serve over 25,000  free meals to the community this Thanksgiving. In partnership with the Salvation Army, Holm’s restaurants have been serving free holiday meals for…

Dallas-based Corner Bakery Cafe has announced a new area development agreement signaling the brand’s first entry into Northern California. Franchise partner Buon Hospitality is led by industry veteran Sam Hirbod, CEO and president of Pacific Convenience & Fuels LLC, a…

Market Force recently released a survey showing that The Cheesecake Factory is America’s favorite casual dining chain. The chain was also the top winner in last year’s survey. Over 4,500 people responded for the survey on casual dining choices. The…

Dallas-based Corner Bakery Cafe has signed a franchise agreement which will bring seven new locations to the South Texas region in less than five years. This new deal with restaurateur Bernardo Castillon brings the total number of planned franchise locations…

From September 18-24, the simple act of eating out can help Washington-D.C.-based Share Our Strength fight childhood hunger. Share Our Strength’s Dine Out For No Kid Hungry is a week-long fundraising program in which thousands of consumers nationwide join with…

The swiftly growing fast-casual concept, Corner Bakery Cafe, extends its reach into the North East with two newly announced franchise agreements that will bring 15 new bakery cafe locations to New York state in the next six years. Franchisee and…

While other restaurant chains are struggling in the current poor economy of the country, McDonald’s is still soaring ahead. Franchisees see great success due in part to the skills and genius of CEO Jim Skinner. He’s turned the company around…

Scammers are targeting Ottawa, Canada eateries with a familiar scam. They are posing as fake health inspectors and threatening the restaurant owners into calling a phone number and entering a code. This code creates a Craigslist account, which the scammers…

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced today that its affiliates have acquired Il Fornaio (America) Corporation, owner of Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio Restaurants and Bakeries. Beginning in 1991 as a small bread bakery in Chicago,…

“The greatest thing since sliced bread”… these oft-uttered words would likely be irrelevant if not for the sandwich, a mainstay of the American diet for over a century. And now, perhaps the latest and greatest thing is sliced bread with…

The large, indulgent meals and fat filled treats of the holiday season leave millions of Americans planning to go on a strict diet as a New Year’s resolution. But many consumers find that healthier food choices lack the flavor and…

Texas may have just a single lone star, but it will soon boast more than 70 Corner Bakery Cafe locations. Celebrating a strong year of sales, the Dallas-based restaurant chain today announced substantial new growth plans in its home state,…

Corner Bakery Café has signed two new franchise partners that will develop a total of 27 units over the next eight years. Corner Bakery Cafe will work with CB Rest Holdings LLC to open 15 cafes in South Florida in…

Corner Bakery Cafe’s franchise development program sees continued success with today’s announcement of two new franchise partners, South Florida-based CB Rest Holdings, LLC and California-based Preferred Hospitality, Inc. Corner Bakery Cafe will work with CB Rest Holdings, LLC to open…