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Strategy

Panera Names Former Yum Brands Executive as New CEO

2 years ago

Panera’s former CEO has been credited with leading the chain to digital sales success. Here’s hoping incoming CEO Niren Chaudhary will guide the company with the same forward-thinking vision.

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Panera’s Ex-Owner in Legal Tussle Over Talent With New Owners

2 years ago

Shaich is clearly gearing up for his next act and he's getting the band back together.

Strategy

Panera Founder Launches Restaurant Investment Fund

2 years ago

The fund, Act III Holdings, doles out "evergreen capital" to restaurant properties in an effort to give the concepts added time to develop as viable businesses. There are other restaurant-specific investment funds in operation that take a similar approach, but it's always good to see more of this within the industry.

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Traffic Growth at Fast Casual Chain Restaurants Is Slowing

2 years ago

As traffic slows down, fast casual chains have to step it up in other areas — menu innovation, easy ordering options — in order to keep bringing diners back.

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Panera’s Parent Company Is Trying to Raise Nearly $6 Billion

2 years ago

The money raise asks the question: What's the next acquisition target? More restaurants or more beverage companies?

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Panera Owner Buys Pret A Manger for a Reported $2 Billion

3 years ago

The UK's sandwich-mad dining culture hasn't really caught on in the U.S., with the exception of the Prets on every other corner of major cities in the northeast. This acquisition could change that.

Food

Panera Thinks Runny Yolks Will Help It Beat McDonald’s at Breakfast

3 years ago

Panera has certainly set high standards, but it's consistency across its operations that remains the real challenge.

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Panera’s Parent Company Is Buying Au Bon Pain Bakery Chain

3 years ago

Au Bon Pain has some excellent legacy locations inside airports, train stations, and urban hubs, but it's struggled to remain relevant or a place that people actually decide to go to rather than simple settle on.

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Panera CEO’s Challenge to Fast Food Rivals: Eat Your Own Food

3 years ago

Nothing like a little trash talk in the name of healthier children. On a personal note we'd also like to see Panera drop artificial sweeteners from its salad dressings. We're already eating salad, a bit of real sugar isn't a big sin.

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Lunch, Dinner, Suburbia, Fast Casual — Restaurants Are Changing

3 years ago

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Restaurants Use Technology to Nudge Us into Spending More

4 years ago

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JAB Holding Co. Acquires Panera for $7.2 Billion

4 years ago