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Corner Bakery Cafe names Donna Josephson CMO

Former Fazoli’s executive brings 20 years of restaurant marketing experience

Corner Bakery Cafe has named industry veteran Donna Josephson chief marketing officer, the company said Thursday.

Josephson has more than 20 years of restaurant marketing experience and was most recently CMO of the Italian chain Fazoli’s, where she helped launch a new interior design, catering program, online ordering and loyalty app.

“Donna brings a wealth of experience in strategically building great brands,” Corner Bakery Cafe CEO Frank Paci said in a statement. “She is a great addition to our team, and we look forward to her leadership in growing the Corner Bakery Cafe brand.”

Josephson has worked with a number of restaurant brands over the years, including McAlister’s Deli, Wendy’s, Applebee’s and Chick-fil-A. She has been responsible for spearheading media planning and product testing, as well as building franchise and operations partnerships.

“I am thrilled to be joining a brand I have always admired,” Josephson said in a statement.

Dallas-based Corner Bakery Cafe was founded in 1991 and has nearly 200 locations.

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