Corner Bakery Cafe Announces Record Growth With Entry Into Oregon

Neighborhood Cafe Franchise Signs Development Deal with Experienced Entrepreneur to Open 12 Oregon-based Cafes Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast-casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighborhood cafe atmosphere, announces its entry into Oregon, with the…
Corner Bakery Cafe Announces Continued Growth in Key U.S. Markets of Seattle and Las Vegas

Successful Jack-in-the-Box, Denny’s franchisee signs development agreements for 23 cafes Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, the rapidly expanding fast casual chain widely known for its signature neighborhood bakery cafes, today announced two multi-unit development agreements with California-based businessman Anil…
Food and franchisees to fuel Corner Bakery’s growth

In a corner booth this week at a Corner Bakery Cafe in Dallas, the chief executive tasted some of the newest menu offerings: buttermilk pancakes and a roasted pork sandwich with cucumbers and pickled jalapeños. Across the room he spotted…
Corner Bakery Cafe Launches New Salads, Smoothies Packed with Superfoods

Fresh Smoothies, Quinoa and Kale Salads Debut Nationwide April 29 Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Proving guests can enjoy food that is both delicious and nutritious, Corner Bakery Cafe is debuting new real-fruit and superfood-inspired menu items, including a Quinoa & Pico…
Corner Bakery Cafe Continues Rapid National Expansion into Orlando, Florida

Rapidly growing fast-casual chain to introduce 17 of its signature neighborhood bakery cafes to Orlando as part of a new multi-unit development agreement Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-casual bakery cafe known for its ingredient-inspired menu, made fresh…
Q&A with Diana Hovey, CMO, Corner Bakery Cafe

Diana joined the leadership team at Corner Bakery Cafe in 2006, taking an active role in shaping brand strategy for what she describes as the “ultimate neighborhood gathering spot”. She makes it a priority to discover the needs and preferences…
Corner Bakery Cafe Continues Rapid National Expansion Into Indianapolis

Rapidly growing fast-casual chain to introduce 10 of its signature neighborhood bakery cafes to Indianapolis as part of new multi-unit development agreement Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-casual bakery cafe known for its ingredient-inspired menu, made fresh to…
FOCUS Brands Names Steve DeSutter President and CEO

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  FOCUS Brands Inc. announced today that Steve DeSutter will join the company as President and Chief Executive Officer on March 17, 2014. With over 4,440 locations operating throughout the U.S. and 63 foreign countries, FOCUS Brands is…
Roark Capital Group to Acquire CKE Restaurants from Apollo Global Management

Carpinteria, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  CKE Inc. (“CKE” or the “Company”) announced today that an affiliate of Roark Capital Group has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the Company with senior management retaining a minority stake. CKE…
Roark Capital Group Acquires Miller’s Ale House

Private Equity Firm adds Sports Bar & Grill Chain to Growing Portfolio; Names Acclaimed Restaurant Leader Phil Hickey as Chairman Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm, announced today that an affiliate had acquired 65 unit…
Arby’s Announces Two Major Franchise Deals for Southern California

Brand Continues Growth & Development Momentum Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., franchisor of the iconic quick-service sandwich chain with more than 3,400 Arby’s restaurants system-wide, announced the sale of 23 company operated restaurants in Southern California in two…

Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc., franchisor of the iconic quick-service sandwich chain with more than 3,400 system-wide Arby’s restaurants, announced today the sale of 42 company-owned locations and development rights in Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore., to proven…

Iconic Brand Announces Strategy to Refranchise in Select Markets Nationwide Atlanta, GA  (RestaurantNews.com)  After experiencing consistent robust sales at the more than 3,500 restaurants in the Arby’s system, Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. announced today the sale of 51 company-owned locations…

Fast-Casual Franchise Propels Brand Presence Throughout New Jersey, Florida Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-growing bakery cafe franchise favored for its signature line of grilled panini, freshly baked sweets and made-to-order breakfast scramblers, has signed an agreement with…

Fast-Casual Franchise Signs 22-Unit Deal to Bring Restaurants to Connecticut, Rhode Island Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-growing bakery cafe franchise favored for its signature line of grilled panini, freshly baked sweets and made-to-order breakfast scramblers, will open…

Fast-Casual Bakery Cafe Restaurant Signs Agreement for Five Locations, First Aimed for Overland Park Dallas, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Corner Bakery Cafe, the fast-growing bakery cafe franchise best known for its fresh, made-to-order food served for breakfast, lunch or dinner, has signed…

The Wendy’s/Arby’s Group has successfully sold the Arby’s chain to Roark Capital. The original company will be renamed The Wendy’s Company immediately. Roark Capital now owns over 20 franchise brands including Arby’s. The Wendy’s Company will retain a 18.5 common…

Roark Capital Group, an Atlanta-based private equity firm that focuses on investing in franchise and brand management companies, announced today that its affiliate has completed the acquisition of Arby’s Restaurant Group, the second largest quick-service sandwich chain in the United…

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…