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Au Bon Pain

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Franchisees start buying up brands

Large franchisees have scooped up Fuddruckers, Au Bon Pain and now Taco Cabana in recent days. But owning a brand is quite different, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

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Panera Bread sells Au Bon Pain to a Yum Brands franchisee

Ampex Brands Family of Companies, a 400-unit operator of Yum concepts and 7-Eleven, will acquire the concept, which is getting a new leadership team.

Sweets, sips and toasty sandwiches are the top menu choices.

The appointment is part of a realignment of top management at the regional fast-casual brand.

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The top and fastest-growing chains don’t always align with average total menu items in their sectors.

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