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Cobs Bread breaks opening week sales record in Waterloo

Pictured from left to right: Mark Steers, Graydon Large, former KidsAbility Ambassador, Stephanie Steers, Cobs Bread Waterloo franchisee, and Heather Curran, senior development officer (SDO) at KidsAbility.

Bakery franchisor Cobs Bread opened its 19th Ontario bakery on July 6 in Waterloo, Ont., and broke its opening week record with sales of $33,021.

To kick off the opening, franchisee Stephanie Steers and her team hosted a ‘Community Day,’ a Cobs Bread ritual, to introduce themselves to their new neighbourhood. They made $4,300 in sales and donated the sum to a local charity, KidsAbility, which provides therapy and support services to children with special needs throughout the Waterloo Region.

“I started looking at franchise opportunities just over a year ago and came across Cobs Bread,” says Steers. “I looked online, liked what I saw and then drove an hour to visit the nearest location in Burlington, Ont. I purchased a cross-section of products to try and just loved them. I couldn’t be happier with the resounding support of the Waterloo community and my incredible team.”

“Ontario is a key strategic market for us and this record-setting opening, combined with strong same-store sales growth in the region, is promising for further development,” says Brad Bissonnette, vice-president (VP) of marketing and franchise recruitment for Cobs Bread.

Cobs Bread currently has 97 bakeries across Canada.

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