Exclusive: Corner Bakery Cafe coming to two East Texas cities

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - KLTV 7 has confirmed that Corner Bakery Cafe is putting two of their restaurants in East Texas.

Corner Bakery Cafe confirmed with KLTV 7 Monday, news of a newly announced franchise agreement with RKO Bakeries, LLC.

Owners of RKO Bakeries, Robert and Kandi Owens, longtime residents of Tyler, established Traditions Restaurant in Tyler in 2000. The family-owned and operated restaurant provides an upscale family dining experience and is also the largest caterer in the area.

The first Corner Bakery Cafe in East Texas will be located in Tyler and will open in early 2011. The new restaurant will take over the empty building that was formerly Bennigan's, on Troup Highway just inside the S. Loop 323.

Five additional Texas locations are planned including a Longview Corner Bakery.  Details on that location are expected soon.

Texarkana, Bryan/College Station, Beaumont and Port Arthur, along with two Louisiana locations are planned for Shreveport and Bossier City.

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