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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 Sees Encouraging Sales Increases
In the four week period ended July 13th, the Panera Bread reported a 5.2 percent increase in comparable same-store sales, and a 6.2 percent increase in its second quarter...
Panera Bread Signs Agreement to Develop 17 Bakery-Cafes in California
With the close of its second development deal in Southern California, Panera hopes to build and maintain a strong presence in the area.
Panera Bread Signs Agreement to Open Its First Bakery-Cafes in California
New franchise group to develop fourteen units in northwest Los Angeles county...
Panera Bread First Quarter Earnings Per Share Increased 67% to $0.35
As a result of its impressive first quarter numbers, Panera now says it plans revise several of its 2002 targets, including its projected store openings and systemwide store sales...
Panera Bread Reports A Systemwide 5.6 % Comparable Bakery-Cafe Sales Increase
Systemwide weekly sales also increased during the first quarter of 2002, by 5.9%...
Panera Bread Signs Agreement to Open Bakery-Cafes in Atlanta
Panera's newest franchise group, Blue Ridge Foods, is expected to open 14 units in the area by the end of the year.
Panera Bread Announces 2-for-1 Stock Split Subject to Shareholder Approval
Chairman Ron Shaich says stock split is indicative of the Board of Directors's confidence in Panera's growth.
Panera Bread Is Ranked as Best-Performing Stock in Business Week/USA Today S&P SmallCap 600 Index
Bakery-cafe chain only restaurant listed among Top 10 companies.
Panera Bread's EPS Increase 88 Percent
Panera Bread Company reported that net income for the 12 weeks ended December 29, 2001, rose 101 percent to $4,755,000, or $0.32 per diluted share.
Panera Bread Reports Increased Systemwide Comparable Sales
The publicly held Panera Bread Company today reported that systemwide comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 6.6 percent for the four weeks ended January 26, 2002.
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