DALLAS — Corner Bakery Cafe now has two new franchise partners that will be opening 27 locations.

CB Rest Holdings L.L.C., based in Florida, and Preferred Hospitality, Inc., which is based in California, are the franchise partners. CB Rest Holdings will open 15 cafes in South Florida during the next eight years and Preferred Hospitality will open 12 locations in Southern California during the next seven years. The new partners will help the company with its goal of doubling the size of its current system by 2014.

“From the East coast to the West, partnering with CB Rest Holdings and Preferred Hospitality allows us to continue to meet our cross-country expansion goals with two highly respected and successful organizations,” said Bob Hartmann, vice-president of franchise development with Corner Bakery. “Furthermore, these partnerships give us the opportunity to introduce our signature offerings to South Florida neighborhoods as well as expand our presence in the Southern California market. After launching our strategic franchise development program less than four years ago, we are excited to see how much we’ve grown and how much we will continue to grow with amazing partnerships like these.”

This partnership also marks Corner Bakery’s entry into Florida.