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Across the country, community cafés are using flexible pricing to feed the hungry and rebuild communities.
2014’s Top Brand Stories
The top players from a busy year in quick-service news.
The Digital Revolution
Technological advancements have changed everything about the quick-service experience—and woe to the operator who falls behind.
The Health Paradox
Customers say they want healthy, but think healthy is synonymous with tasteless. What is an operator to do?
Panera Gets High Tech
Fast casual invests $42 million in ordering.
The Alternative to New Products
Too much product innovation can hurt a brand’s image. Here are four other ways quick-service brands can drum up buzz.
2013’s 7 Best Brand Stories
Marketing and product moves from these quick serves kept the industry buzzing this year.
Baked goods are taking breakfast menus to the next level.
Focus On the Values
Panera Bread’s new marketing platform highlights the why, not the what.
The Secret’s Out
Whether organic or strategic, secret menus can be a boon to business.
Fast Casual Strengthens, Led by Panera, Five Guys
Fast-casual chains strengthened their gains on the overall restaurant industry, with the top 150 fast-casual chains growing 8.4 percent to $21.5 billi...
Panera Wants to Know: Who Is the Top Teacher?
Panera Bread announces Panera's Top Teachers video contest.
Shaich's Back! Moreton to Co-CEO Panera
Panera Bread Company has announced that Founder and Executive Chairman, Ron Shaich, and President and Chief Executive Officer, Bill Moreton, will beco...
New Ads, Table Delivery to Highlight Panera's 2012
Fresh off the opening of its 1,500th unit—and first in Manhattan—Panera Bread announced during its fourth-quarter earnings call yesterday that it is s...
Tour Panera's First Manhattan Location
This week, QSR got an exclusive media tour of the first Panera Bread to open in Manhattan.
Panera Opens in Manhattan, Competition Happy
When Panera Bread’s 1,500th store opens Tuesday, Feb. 7, it will be the company’s first location in Manhattan.
Bakery Cafes Outpace Industry Growth in Last Three Years
The bakery café segment, which accounts for $5 billion in annual sales and more than 3,600 units nationwide, has been able to successfully navigate th...
Panera Plans Development in Toronto
Panera announced an agreement with Covelli Enterprises to co-develop the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario, for Panera Bread.
Exclusive First Peek! Fast-Casual Top 100
Last week QSR's in-house fast-casual expert, George Green, snagged the interview of the season with Darren Tristano, executive vice president at leadi...
First WA Panera Drive Thru Celebrated with Free Coffee
Olympia, Washington, mayor Doug Mah helped celebrate the recent opening of Washington’s first Panera Bread drive thru, located at 2525 Capital Mall Dr...
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