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Exclusive First Peek! Fast-Casual Top 100

2011-05-13 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

2011-02-01 Olympia, Washington, mayor Doug Mah helped celebrate the recent opening of Washington’s first Panera Bread drive thru, located at 2525 Capital Mall Dr...

Starbucks Twice as Good as McDonald's in Media Impact

2010-12-08 Media measurement technology firm General Sentiment released its newest brand analysis, the Fall 2010 Fast Food Industry Report.

Panera Opens Second Nonprofit Cafe, Plans Third

2010-11-23 The Panera Bread Foundation opened its second non-profit community café—called Panera Cares—in Dearborn, Michigan, and shared plans to open a third in...

Panera's Pink Ribbon Bagel is Back


Bakery item returns for its 10th year helping support the fight against breast cancer. ...

Fast-Casual Sales Jump 30 Percent Over 2006

2010-08-27 Twenty-six percent of Mintel survey respondents have visited a fast-casual restaurant in the past month, versus 28 percent for the casual-dining segment.

Panera Scores Place on 'Fastest-Growing' List

2010-08-26 Company named to Fortune magazine's 2010 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.

Five Guys Triumphs as Consumer Favorite, Study Says

2010-07-16 Market Force Information report shows that Five Guys is preferred consumer quick serve, followed by Panera and Chick-fil-A.

Panera's Board Gets a Director

2010-03-11 Thomas E. Lynch appointed as independent director of bakery cafe's board of directors.

Panera to Honor the Teachers That 'Rise Above'

2010-03-02 Ohio Panera Bread franchisee running fifth annual Rising Above student essay contest, which will nominate teachers for award.