Cornbread Gears Up for The New Year

Cornbread Gears Up for The New Year
Cornbread Farm to Soul founders Adenah Bayoh and Elzadie “Zadie” Smith

The Soon to be Soul Food Franchise Continues Growth and Giveback Initiatives

Cornbread Gears Up for The New YearInvington, NJ  (Restaurant News Release)  Cornbread Farm to Soul – the fast-casual restaurant focusing on savory soul food and family-friendly experiences– is ending the year with continued efforts to uplift and strengthen communities where they are present. With three locations across the NYC/NJ area, the soul food franchise organized a multitude of giveback initiatives in 2022. Adding to their team, new Director of Operations Mike Hazen joined Cornbread to help with growth and operations. In addition, the brand introduced a new location in 2022, with plans for continued expansion in 2023.

During the holiday season, Cornbread made sure to do their part by organizing initiatives such as Turkey Giveaways at all of their current locations, where dozens of turkeys were given to local families. The brand also dropped off 150 meals to the YMCA in Newark to families for Thanksgiving and donated food for up to 150 people at the Owens Center in Brooklyn. Returning to support the YMCA in Newark for Christmas, Cornbread provided them with 80 meals for local families. Investing in the communities where Cornbread is present is incredibly important to founder Adenah Bayoh.

 “I am incredibly proud of how much Cornbread has grown this year,” said Bayoh. “So many more people have supported us and we are always excited to organize events to give back to our local communities. We will continue our efforts in the upcoming year.”

Looking ahead, the brand is looking to continue growing both their team and their customer service systems. Cornbread is aiming to open 1-2 more corporate locations as well as signing on franchisees in the new year. In addition, a new app and online ordering will be introduced in the upcoming months.

Cornbread Gears Up for The New Year

Cornbread specializes in mouthwatering soul food creations such as baked mac & cheese, collard greens, yams, chicken and of course the signature cornbread. The brand obsesses over every detail of each meal. From the first ingredient, to the right combination of seasoning, to the final product, Cornbread has worked hard to develop flavor profiles of every single dish. Cornbread was created by co-founders Adenah Bayoh and Elzadie Smith. Smith’s background in culinary arts and her entrepreneurial spirit and passion for cooking connected her with Bayoh to create the Cornbread chain. Bayoh, a first-generation immigrant, managed to escape the civil war in her native country of Liberia at age 13. Bayoh worked hard to become the owner of eight restaurants. 

“Cornbread is dedicated to building great teams and furthering communities,” said Bayoh. “We are a brand that prides itself on working to provide amazing opportunities for our guests and communities through giveback initiatives and franchising opportunities. The new year will be the start of even more opportunities and growth for Cornbread.”

As Bayoh and Smith set out to open their own fast-casual restaurant business, they set their hearts on soul food. Soul food is a category of food that has the power to bring people together and lacks representation in most communities and within the franchise industry. Cornbread is now actively seeking franchisees who are family-oriented individuals with a burning entrepreneurial spirit. Potential franchisees can benefit from the knowledge and leadership that Bayoh and Smith have to offer, along with their team of hardworking professionals.

For more information on Cornbread or its franchising opportunities, please visit

About Cornbread

Founded in 2017 by Co-Founders, Adenah Bayoh and Elzadie “Zadie” Smith, Cornbread specializes in mouthwatering, soul food creations such as baked mac & cheese, collard greens, yams, chicken, signature cornbread and other specialty menu items. Cornbread is based in New Jersey and currently has three locations open and operating in the NYC/NJ area. For more information, or if interested in Cornbread franchising opportunities, please visit

Jamie O’Toole
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