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Pleasanton Weekly

- December 14, 2012

Corner Bakery opens in Safeway's Gateway Center

Restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner in a casual setting

Corner Bakery Cafe opened this week in Safeway's Gateway Center at Bernal and Valley avenues with crowds standing in line at 7 a.m. for free coffee travel mugs and a year's worth of refills handed out to the first 100 customers when the cafe opened.

The new Pleasanton restaurant is the first of 32 Corner Bakery stores planned for the Bay Area in the next seven years, according to John Sweeney, general manager of restaurant operations for the parent company, Buon Hospitality. Buon is a franchising company that operates more than 500 fuel, restaurant and convenience businesses in the country.

Sweeney and Corner Bakery general manager Todd McDermott welcomed members of the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday for a ribbon-cutting celebration.

"Having a past relationship with Corner Bakery Cafe as a regional director, I knew it was a solid brand with a dedicated following," Sweeney said. "I'm excited to share my passion with the Pleasanton community and show them why I fell in love with this concept in the first place."

Corner Bakery Cafe is a fast-casual restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a price range of 99 cents to $8.59. The made-to-order food is delivered fresh to the customer's table. The restaurant features seasonal menu options ranging from hot breakfasts and signature Panini to handcrafted salads, sandwiches and desserts.

To learn more about Corner Bakery Cafe in Pleasanton, California, visit or call 484-0102.