Grub Street gets word that the panini-soup-n-saladish Corner Bakery, based in Chicago, has plans to expand to Boston. A rep says that "Corner Bakery Cafe and Boston are a perfect match,” because "neighborhoods are an important part of the Boston community." Their motto, FYI, is "feed the day," like seize the day, if the day could snugly fit between two pieces of warm crusty bread.
They want to open 18 cafes throughout the area, and they're "actively" looking for restaurant professionals to drive the franchising. We gotta say: Their desserts are pretty good. And so is their turkey on pretzel bread.