Corner Bakery Cafe
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|Founded||1991in Chicago, United States|
|Frank Paci (CEO)|
(Roark Capital Group)
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 founded by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, a Chicago-based restaurant group. It was sold to Brinker International, and then in 2005 to Il Fornaio (America) Corporation. Roark Capital Group bought Il Fornaio in 2011.
Corner Bakery's CEO, Frank 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.
Mike Hislop is[when?] 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, with large numbers in California, Texas, Pennsylvania and Illinois.
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- Faiwell, Sara. "Frank Paci Named CEO of Corner Bakery Cafe and Il Fornaio". BUSINESS WIRE. Retrieved October 15, 2015.
- "About Us". Corner Bakery Cafe. Retrieved 2017-11-17.
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