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. For example, la Madeleine and Le Pain Quotidien increased sales by 12% and 10%, respectively, at the same time Einstein Bros. Bagels, Corner Bakery and Au Bon Pain declined. Category heavyweight Panera Bread increased sales 6% and units 3%.
2016 U.S. Sales ($000)
2016 U.S. Units
|11||Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Co.||5,132,000||2,017|
|97||Einstein Bros. Bagels||381,400*||395*|
|99||Corner Bakery Cafe||375,830||196|
|109||Au Bon Pain||351,781||207|
|174||Le Pain Quotidien||200,300*||92*|
|189||La Madeleine Country French Cafe||184,700*||86*|
*Technomic estimate; Source: Technomic's Top 500 Chain Restaurant Report
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