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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.
Panera Bread Announces Executive Change
Replacement for departing CFO William Moreton is sought.
Comparable Sales at Panera Bread Up By 3.5 Percent
CEO Ron Shaich says he remains comfortable with chain’s fourth quarter earnings target of $0.24per share.
Panera Bread Names Paul Twohig as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The former Starbucks executive brings almost 30 years of foodservice experience with him.
Panera Bread Repurchases Dallas Market Development Rights From Dallas-Fort Worth Bakery, LP
Panera will also buy a bakery-cafe and other certain fixed assets from Dallas-Fort Worth Bakery, LP for approximately $1.5 million...
Panera Bread November Systemwide Sales Increase
Monthly systemwide sales still consistently in the 5% range.
Panera Bread Third Quarter Earnings Announced
Making serious bread: Earnings per share increased 70% and same-store comps up 5.1%.
Panera Bread Comparable Store Sales Increased for the Third Quarter
Comparable sales up over 5% for the month and quarter.
Panera Expanding Into Southern California With Two New Franchise Agreements
The agreement will bring 30 bakery-cafes to southern California.
Panera Bread System-Wide Comparable Bakery-Cafe Sales Increased
System-wide sales up 4.4% For the Four Weeks Ended September 7, 2002.
Panera Bread Reports Sales Increase
For the four weeks ended August 10th, systemwide comparable sales increased 5.3 percent...
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