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The Top Stories of 2015
The biggest news of the year in the quick-service and fast-casual industries.
Money Where Your Mouth Is
Quick-serve brands talk a lot about health and nutrition these days. But these seven executives are actually practicing what they preach.
The Mobile Age
Has your brand invested in mobile tools? If not, you’re already far behind.
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.
Panera to Honor the Teachers That 'Rise Above'
Ohio Panera Bread franchisee running fifth annual Rising Above student essay contest, which will nominate teachers for award.
Key to Panera Success? Customer Service
names bakery-cafe chain one of the top 25 "Customer Service Champs."...
Wendy's, Panera Execs to Speak on Loss Prevention
David Karam and Michael Kupstas will speak at National Food Service Security Council's annual conference in August.
Strong Q4 of 2009 for Panera Bread
Company-owned comparable sales increased 7.4 percent in Q4, and January comparable sales are up 9.4 percent through first 21 days.
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.
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