Au Bon Pain


Panda, Au Bon Pain, 7-Eleven are ordered to pay $5M for violating NYC's scheduling restrictions

The operators were accused of such infractions as changing schedules less than two weeks in advance, and not paying a bonus to workers who opened a restaurant after closing it the night before.


Starbird's latest LTO flavors the menu with Chinese-American accents

Behind the Menu: Orange Chicken works across every menu category—tenders, wings, salads and sandwiches—a goal of the fast casual’s R&D.

Parent Ampex Brands plans to open its first Café of the Future next year and will remodel existing corporate units.

The bakery-café chain, which at one time helped launch Panera Bread, opened its first location under its new owners and has plans for more.

“Sandwich Madness” challenged team members to create new menu items using existing SKUs.

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.

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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