The expansion across Greater New York City is the chain's latest of a series of aggressive growth moves across the Northeast.
Corner Bakery Café announced plans to open 16 new restaurants in six counties across Greater New York City as part of a recent multi-unit agreement with CBCWSNY LLC. This is the latest in a series of openings that aim to double Corner Bakery’s U.S. footprint by 2015.
The group of veteran restaurant operators plans to open its first location in 2013 and the remaining cafés over the next six years. Restaurants are slated to open in the Greater New York counties of Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Ulster, Suffolk and Dutchess.
"We're excited to begin the New Year with this great news regarding one of our latest area agreements," Jonathan Benjamin, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery, said in a press release. "With all of the momentum we are experiencing in the Northeast, this is the perfect place to continue our expansion plans as the brand looks to numerous new locations and even more fans in the Greater New York City area."
Corner Bakery opened 20 new cafés and signed another 125 in 2012, raising the total to 147 open restaurants and 288 under development, as the company moves forward on its goal to double its U.S. footprint by the end of 2015.