Corner Bakery to double presence in Texas
December 21, 2010
by Eric Schroeder
DALLAS — Corner Bakery Cafe has unveiled substantial growth plans for new and existing franchise partners in Texas. The fast casual restaurant chain said it will more than double the number of locations in Texas, and throughout the United States, within the next four years.
“We are thrilled by the reception and enthusiasm surrounding the brand in our own home state of Texas,” said John LaBarge, vice-president of franchise business development at Corner Bakery Cafe. “We already have 22 thriving franchise and company-owned Corner Bakery locations around the state, and the prospect of adding at least 50 additional cafes in the next eight years is very exciting.”
As part of the plan, Fairview Capital Management Group, L.L.C., has purchased two existing and formerly company-owned Corner Bakery Cafe locations in Houston, and will open an additional 19 stores in the Houston area over the next eight years. During the next six years, franchisees Chris and Mariah Pheiffer of Whistler Bakery Group, L.L.C. have agreed to open 11 cafes in the San Antonio area.
In October, RKO Bakeries, L.L.C. of Tyler, Texas, led by Robert Owens and his wife, Kandi, announced plans to open eight locations in East Texas and North Louisiana during the next five years.