Dallas - Corner Bakery Cafe has awarded its first multi-unit development agreement of 2014, and plans to open nine new restaurants in the Central Valley area of California with new franchise partner C&L Cafe, LLC. The group of veteran restaurant operators plans to open its first cafes in 2014 and the remaining sites over the next five years.
C&L Cafe joins a roster of more than 25 franchise partners, raising the development commitments to more than 350 cafes, as Corner Bakery Cafe continues on its goal to more than double its U.S. footprint in the next three years
"Choosing to partner with an established fast-casual brand like Corner Bakery Cafe was an easy decision for us," said Doug Cross, managing member of C&L Cafe. "For C&L Cafe, we look forward to bringing this great concept to communities in the Central Valley area and are confident that everything from the locally-inspired decor to the freshly-prepared menu will make our cafes a welcome addition in neighborhoods across the area."