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The Bottom Line: Overexpansion, marketing problems and intense competition have hurt the chain's sales. But it can recover.

When the happy talk is all about taxes, you know this was a good spell for restaurants. Also on the plus side: a cover-up for breastaurants, a lovefest for the big burger chains and bitcoins make an inroad.

In a shot to its competitors, Panera petitions the government to improve food transparency around eggs.

The youngest brand in Roark's expansive restaurant portfolio has been shaped and adjusted to be the company's next growth vehicle.