SUMMER HEATS UP WITH CORNER BAKERY CAFE’S “GET FRESH RECIPE CONTEST”
Get Your Fresh Recipes Ready for July 12 Facebook Contest Launch
Dallas, Texas ” July 12, 2011 “To celebrate summer’s freshest seasonal fruits and vegetables, Corner Bakery Cafe today launched the “Get Fresh Recipe Contest” encouraging their Facebook fans to submit an original recipe and photo featuring one or more of the over 40 different types of fresh produce available in every Corner Bakery Cafe every day.
“Since we’re obsessed with freshness we always have a huge variety of fresh produce on hand, including vibrant vegetables, colorful fruits and bright leafy greens and herbs,” said Ric Scicchitano, Corner Bakery Cafe senior vice president of food and beverage. “This abundance of fresh ingredients allows our guests to easily customize their meals so they can have exactly what they want. The Get Fresh Recipe Contest’ lets our guests tap into their creativity and have some fun.”
The contest kicks off Tuesday, July 12, on the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook page, where fans can watch a quick video introducing the contest, download a list of the over 40 different types of fresh produce available and submit their original recipe and dish photo. Every fan who submits a recipe and photo will receive an offer via mail for a free Spinach Sweet Crisp Cafe Salad, a new Corner Bakery Cafe signature hand-tossed salad featuring baby spinach tossed with freshly sliced oranges, strawberries, red grapes, dried cranberries, green onions, creamy goat cheese and raisin pecan sweet crisps, drizzled with homemade pomegranate vinaigrette.
Submissions will be accepted through Tuesday, August 9, when the Corner Bakery Cafe culinary team will evaluate each recipe and select 10 top submissions based on originality, crave-ability and innovative use of the over 40 fresh ingredients. These 10 finalists will receive a $100 Corner Bakery Cafe gift card and their recipes will be displayed on the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook page on Tuesday, August 16, where other fans are encouraged to vote on their favorite to determine the winning recipe. Voting concludes Tuesday, August 23, and the winning recipe will be announced via Facebook on Thursday, August 25. The winner will receive a trip for two to the Corner Bakery Cafe test kitchen in Dallas, Texas and free Corner Bakery Cafe favorites for a year redeemable in the form of $500 in Corner Bakery Cafe gift cards*.
Known for its innovative menu featuring a wide variety of egg scramblers and oatmeals for breakfast, flavorful sandwiches and signature panini, homemade soups, signature salads, fresh baked goods and an extensive catering menu, Corner Bakery Cafe has been delighting guests nationwide with fresh, made-to-order meals in a welcoming and cozy atmosphere for over 19 years. Guests can also stay connected with free Wi-Fi while enjoying a bottomless cup of hand-roasted coffee.
From a small bread bakery on a corner in downtown Chicago to a national cornerstone of fast casual dining, Corner Bakery Cafe opened its first location in 1991 and now operates 119 locations across the country.
About Corner Bakery Cafe
Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to guests in Atlanta, Chicago, Clifton, NJ, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, El Paso, Houston, Jackson, Miss., Los Angeles/Orange County, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Diego and Washington D.C. Established in 1991, Corner Bakery Cafe restaurants are owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. with 119 company-owned and franchised locations around the country. Founded on a philosophy of creating a place for people to relax and gather with family and friends, Corner Bakery Cafe offers a casual atmosphere featuring innovative, seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature panini to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and mouthwatering sweets. Corner Bakery Cafe offers dine-in, to-go and catering service for any occasion. Corner Bakery Cafe delivers a premier bakery cafe experience in the heart of neighborhoods everywhere and gives back to the communities it serves as a Share Our Strength “No Kid Hungry” campaign partner, striving to end childhood hunger in America. For more information, visit www.cornerbakerycafe.com, like the Corner Bakery Cafe Facebook page, or follow Corner Bakery Cafe on Twitter @CornerBakery.
*Official Rules available within Corner Bakery Cafe’s “Get Fresh Recipe Contest” Facebook application.