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Au Bon Pain is the latest brand to unveil an endless pass of sorts.
He'll be succeeded by Blaine Hurst, but will remain involved with the chain while simultaneously serving in a strategic role for owner JAB Holdings.
The acquisition will provide Panera with an entry into nontraditional sites, and reunite management with a brand Panera once owned and operated.
These seven apps stand out from the current pack.
The reigning fall flavor may be losing favor
A European-inspired fast casual serving a variety of artisanal sandwiches and baked goods
A European-inspired chain with artisanal breads, fresh-baked goods and gourmet sandwiches
While the bakery café menu category saw its total sales increase by 4% to $7.3 billion and units by 1% to 3,499, performance among the individual brands varied widely.
Leading chains are taking innovative approaches to snacking; here are three menu trends gathered from new item rollouts.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. wrote that “maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists,” and so it has been with the coming-of-age fast-casual restaurant segment.
Up-and-coming restaurant chains and what’s propelling their growth
Food trends and recipes to keep menus fresh
New restaurants and soon-to-open concepts worth monitoring
RB’s exclusive ranking of the highest-grossing independent restaurants
Peter Romeo highlights the moments restaurateurs miss at their own peril
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