Panera names Drew Madsen president
The former Darden president will oversee Panera’s core cafe business.
Same store sales for September inched upward by 0.6 percent. How to revive the chain is a point of contention between Darden Restaurants and Starboard Value, a dissident shareholder that hopes to seize the board. Capital Grille posted a comp sales game of 6.4 percent, while Longhorn Steakhouse raised comps by 3.2 percent.