Corner Bakery Cafe today announced plans to open as many as seven new restaurants throughout Oklahoma as part of a new multi-unit restaurant franchise agreement with CBCOK, LLC.

The group of veteran hospitality operators, which also owns and operates more than 30 hotels nationwide including Hilton, Marriott and IHG Hotels, as well as Subway, plans to open its first restaurant next year. These will be the first Corner Bakery Cafes in Oklahoma.

"Some of the things that we found exceptional about Corner Bakery Cafe are the breadth of the menu, operational excellence, best-in-class catering program, locally inspired neighborhood locations and their great unit level economics," says Kavit Patel, president and managing partner of CBCOK, LLC. "Corner Bakery Cafe to us is synonymous with community and healthy living through their family-friendly neighborhood locations and fresh made-to-order, ingredient-inspired menu. It's an opportunity for us to offer Oklahomans a place to gather with friends and family."

Currently, the fast-casual brand has franchise agreements for a total of almost 300 cafes, as the company moves forward on its goal to more than double its US footprint in the next three to four years. Much of the rapid growth can be attributed to Corner Bakery Cafe's emphasis on multi-unit national expansion and commitment to partnering with respected franchise leaders and operators in the restaurant industry who bring value and expertise to the brand.

"We're excited to bring our first cafes to Oklahoma," says Gregg Koffler, Vice President of Franchise Sales for Corner Bakery Cafe. "Oklahoma is the perfect place for each new restaurant to quickly become a favorite gathering place for local families and friends. As a leading brand in the fastest growing segment of the restaurant industry, there is no question that Corner Bakery Cafe has an advantage with *$2.3 million AAVs and outstanding unit level economics."

Corner Bakery Cafe's made-to-order menu features hot breakfast scramblers, signature paninis and sandwiches, homemade soups, hand-tossed salads, pastas and indulgent sweets while providing a place to gather with family and friends. With more than 150 company-owned and franchised locations in 14 states and Washington, DC, Corner Bakery Cafe provides a robust, best-in-class catering platform, presenting fresh food perfectly packaged for delivery or pick up.