We are thrilled to introduce you to Mike Jackson, our first bakery owner in Saskatchewan. He's a baker, a rocker, a proud father and more. Let's take a minute to meet the new local baker of COBS Lawson Heights Mall in Saskatoon!
When did you join the COBS Bread family and what inspired you to do so?
I have been working with COBS for the past year to open the first COBS Bread in Saskatchewan. My family and I first tried COBS Bread over seven years ago in Kamloops and have enjoyed our visits to their stores ever since.
I have always enjoyed creating new things; whether they are recipes, computer systems or (my best attempt at) music. When the opportunity arose to take on a new challenge and work with COBS to expand to this region I was very excited to make it happen.
What did you do before working at COBS?
I have spent most of my career developing and managing application systems; more recently in the area of project management and consulting.
What do you enjoy the most about becoming a COBS Franchise Owner?
I really enjoy the aspect of operating a business that has such a great opportunity to make a difference within our community through our end of day donations, and also by providing such high quality products and service for our neighbours to enjoy. I am very enthusiastic about working with our team of bakers and sales staff to create a business that we can all be proud of, and share that experience with our customers.
Being a COBS franchise owner will also make it so much easier for my young children to tell their friends what their daddy does for a living. “My daddy’s a baker who creates wonderful things for us to share!” vs “Hmmmmmmm.......computers???”
Which charities will your bakery donate end of day products to?
We are working with the Saskatoon Food Bank and will continue to support additional donation partners in our community.
How are you planning on getting involved with Saskatoon community?
I would like work closely with local youth sporting groups, schools and our chamber of commerce promoting healthy eating options and community development.
A little more about Mike...
If you could invite three people to dinner who would they be?
Harrison Ford, Jack White and my wife; an icon, an innovator and my best friend.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy spending time with my family; camping, biking, playing sports and heading to the beach. That and the odd round of golf and some guitar in the garage make for a great day!
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
For the longest time, it was Spiderman but then that morphed into Eddie Van Halen. Guess that would make me the guy hanging upside down from a web kissing the girl while playing a guitar solo.
COBS Lawson Heights Mall will be opening its doors for Community Day next Friday, May 23rd where all sales proceeds will be donated to CHEP Good Food Inc. Hours of operation for the bakery will be 7 am - 7 pm daily.