Gary Price has been named president of Corner Bakery Café, a fast-casual restaurant chain that plans to double its footprint in the United States over the next four years through a combination of franchised and company-owned cafes.

Price has more than two decades of experience in senior management positions for hospitality and franchise organizations. He previously served as head of food service operations at Pilot Flying J, based in Knoxville, Tenn., and a national chain of travel centers. In that position he served on franchise advisory boards for several of the company’s 12 franchise concepts, which include Subway, Wendy’s, Arby’s, Cinnabon, Moe’s Southwest Grill, Huddle House and Denny’s.

“Because of my experience as both a franchisee and a franchisor in fast-paced growth environments, I believe I bring a unique perspective to this position,” Price says. 

“Gary is a dynamic restaurant and franchise executive with more than 20 years of fast-track leadership. He is the perfect person for this position," says Mike Hislop, chief executive officer of Corner Bakery Café. "He brings a strong understanding of franchising and his best-in-class leadership will be invaluable as we move forward with our aggressive expansion goals.”

Corner Bakery Café serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in 14 states and Washington, DC CBE Restaurant Corp. owns and operates Corner Bakery Café restaurants. There are more than 140 company-owned and franchised locations.