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Panera CEO Ron Shaich: This is Why I'm Stepping Down
The outspoken, political-minded leader of Panera doesn't plan to disappear.
Quick Service: Home of the American Dream
The quick-serve industry has provided invaluable opportunities to immigrants in the U.S. Just ask these four executives.
Why Clean Label is Here to Stay
Operators are answering customers’ calls for clean-label foods with fewer additives and preservatives.
Kiosks Keep Their Cool
Even in a smartphone era, touch-screen kiosks give brands a fun, efficient ordering innovation.
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.
Panera to Buy Au Bon Pain; Shaich Stepping Down as CEO
Panera Bread is the buyer this time around, announcing Wednesday it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Au Bon Pain Holding Co., Inc.
Panera's Next Big Digital Move: Voice-Activated Ordering
Voice-activated ordering has become a trendy option in limited service lately.
One Fast Casual Answers Panera's Kids' Menu Challenge
At least one fast casual brand is ready to take Panera Bread’s #KidsMenuChallenge.
Here's Why Panera is Now Posting Sugar Counts on Cups
Panera Bread wasn’t going to wait for legislation to catch up.
Panera is No Longer a Publicly Traded Company
Panera Bread Company and JAB announced Tuesday the successful completion of the acquisition of Panera by an investment vehicle of JAB Consumer Fund an...
Panera's 2nd Largest Franchisee Buys 34 Stores
Pan American Group LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP, announced Wednesday that it has acquired 34 Panera Bread Bakery-Café l...
Panera Shareholders Green Light Blockbuster Merger
During what the company referred to as a “special meeting” on Tuesday, Panera Bread’s stockholders overwhelmingly approved the brand’s previously anno...
Panera Has Accomplished a Lot in Two Years
It has been two years since Panera Bread issued its last Responsibility Report chronicling the brand’s success.
Panera Bread's Digital Sales to Fly Past $1 Billion
Just in case Panera Bread needed any justification for its headfirst dive into digital, the fast casual can now point to one very convincing factor.
Transitioning Panera Bread Reports Another Strong Quarter
Thanks to its impending merger agreement with JAB Holdings Company, Panera Bread is in a bit of a gray zone from a financial perspective.
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