Corner Bakery: announces entry into Montana

Dallas / TX. (cb) Corner Bakery Cafe, a fast casual restaurant concept known for its ingredient-inspired menu and neighbourhood cafe atmosphere, announces its entry into Montana with the addition of franchise partner Anderson Management Group led by multi-restaurant operator Brad Anderson and operating partner Brian Yates. Anderson Management Group owns seven Buffalo Wild Wings in Montana and plans to open five neighbourhood cafes throughout the state, joining Corner Bakery Cafe as its 33rd franchise partner.

«As seasoned, multi-unit operators with a history of success in the franchising industry, Brad Anderson and his team at Anderson Management Group exemplify the ideal partner we look for when we expand into new markets», explains Gregg Koffler, vice president of franchise sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. «With Brad´s extensive experience as an entrepreneur in Montana, coupled with the void in the region for high-quality, fast casual dining, we know that Brad´s market understanding will drive excitement and anticipation for the brand as we enter the state of Montana in 2015».

According to NPD, unit expansion for fast casual brands is a key contributor to the segment leading the foodservice industry in growth for the past several years. As evident in its five-store agreement for Montana, Corner Bakery Cafe has contributed to the fast casual segment´s growth trend with 70 franchise locations currently open and more than 50 in development. Also, the brand has franchise development commitments for more than 345 additional cafes.

«I have seen first-hand the demand for a dining experience in Montana that is convenient and health conscious. I knew after my visit to Corner Bakery Cafe that the concept would flourish in the state», explains Anderson. «Corner Bakery Cafe´s made-to-order menu items and fresh ingredients reflect the tastes and trends of consumers throughout the state. As someone who has worked for a franchise as an employee and an operator, I can honestly say that the leadership team is top notch in the industry».