Corner Bakery Cafe

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Corner Bakery Cafe
Bakery café
Founded1991; 28 years ago (1991) in Chicago, United States
Key people
Frank Paci (CEO)
ParentIl Fornaio
(Roark Capital Group)
Corner Bakery Cafe on 14th Street, NW, in Washington, D.C.

Corner Bakery Cafe (CBC Restaurant Corporation) is an American chain of cafes that specialize in pastries, breads, breakfast dishes, gourmet sandwiches, homemade soups, salads, and pasta. Corner Bakery Cafe is considered to be a part of the fast casual market segment of the food service industry, offering a somewhat higher quality of food and atmosphere than a typical fast food restaurant, and offering limited table service.


Corner Bakery Cafe was sold to Il Fornaio (America) Corporation in 2005 by Brinker International and founded by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a Chicago-based restaurant group.

Roark Capital Group bought Il Fornaio in 2011.[1]

Corner Bakery's CEO is Frank Paci. Paci joined Corner Bakery Cafe in October 2015. Paci has over 25 years of experience leading retail and foodservice brands. He most recently served as President and CEO at Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. He has been president and CEO of McAlister’s Deli, a 300-plus unit fast casual brand, and was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the Pantry, Inc., a publicly traded convenience store chain with over 1,500 locations.[2] Mike Hislop is the Chairman of the Board. Mike came on as COO after the sale to CBC Restaurant Corporation. Gary Price, the previous president, joined the company in 2012. Jim Vinz, the previous president & COO, had been with the company in various capacities since 1995 and was promoted to COO in 2005 and president in 2006.


The cafe has 192 locations nationwide,[3] including in Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Chicago, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, Columbus, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Denver, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Tucson, El Paso, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Tampa Bay and Buffalo metropolitan areas, as well as in Northern California, Mississippi, New Jersey, Virginia, Savannah, East Texas, the Rio Grande Valley areas, and a location in Carmel. Wisconsin

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  1. ^ "Atlanta's Roark Capital buys Il Fornaio parent firm". San Francisco Chronicle. 2011-06-14.
  2. ^ Faiwell, Sara. "Frank Paci Named CEO of Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio". BUSINESS WIRE. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
  3. ^ "About Us". Corner Bakery Cafe. Retrieved 2017-11-17.

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