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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.
12 for ’12
The biggest stories that shaped the restaurant industry this year.
Panera, Einstein Bros. Push Bakery Cafe Growth
New Technomic report shows that system-wide sales for bakery cafe segment of restaurant industry were up 12 percent in 2008.
Panera Adds Grape Flair to New Sandwich
Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich includes grapes, almonds, and honey.
No Competition in Sight for Panera
The No. 1 fast-casual is unrivaled in its segment success. Find out why.
Quick-Serve Growth Proves Recession Resistant
A new Technomic report finds the limited-service industry is bucking the trend.
Panera Tops Health Magazine's List of Healthiest Quick-Serves
The chain was cited for its healthy sides and You Pick Two offerings.
Ohio Paneras Prepare for National Teacher Appreciation Week
For the fourth year in a row, a student essay contest will identify some of Ohio's best educators.
Corner Bakery Named One of Health Magazine's Healthiest Quick-Serve Chains
The brand is No. 5 on the magazine's top 10 list.
Panera Stores to Give Away Free Breakfast Tomorrow
In lieu of payment, Panera hopes its customers will donate money -- which the store will match -- to benefit community programs.
Panera Goes to Canada
Two more stores are planned to open by early 2009.
America's Worst Restaurants For Kids Revealed
Eat This, Not That!
authors grade 43 national chains; 6 receive an "F."...
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