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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.
The Results Are In
The 2004 Restaurant Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power and Associates found that Panera Bread ranks highest among quick-service restaurants in the Midwest and Northeast regions.
Northern California New Home for Panera Bread Cafes
Panera Bread Company announced an agreement with the "Oakes/Cobo," franchise group to develop 10 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the counties of San Francisco and Marin, California.
Panera Operations Chief Resigns
Paul Twohig has resigned as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Panera Bread after nearly two years in those roles. No explanation was offered for the move.
Panera Bread Launches Via Panera for Bakery Fresh Carry-Out
New initiative extends Panera fresh food experience beyond the bakery-cafe...
Panera Sales Drop
Panera Bread's system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales decreased 0.9% for the four weeks ended June 12, 2004.
Panera and Viking Team Up to Push Bread
Panera Bread and Viking Culinary Arts Centers are teaming up, according to a statement, "to celebrate the art of crafting bread and raise awareness of its importance in the American culture and diet."...
Panera Reports Second Quarter Results
Second quarter EPS sets a company record.
Panera Bread Systemwide Comp Sales Negative
As predicted, sales were sluggish in February.
Panera Bread Fourth Quarter Earnings Per Share Increased 56%
Systemwide comps up for 28th consecutive quarter at 4.8%; 115 stores opened in 2002.
Panera Comps Up 2 Percent
Panera Bread reports system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 2 percent for the four weeks ended January 25.
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