On the heels of a strong 2012, Corner Bakery Café continues its march across the Northeast with plans for 18 new restaurants in the Boston area. The company recently sold out markets in neighboring Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Corner Bakery plans to accomplish this growth through multi-unit franchising and currently is seeking potential franchisees. 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.
"Corner Bakery and Boston are a perfect match," Jonathan Benjamin, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery, said in a statement. "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 record-breaking 2012 in which Corner Bakery signed 10 new area development agreements representing 125 new cafés, raising the total to 147 locations and 288 under development.