Au Bon Pain

Johnson & Wales to open Charlotte campus

In a boon to Compass Group and other foodservice employers in the area, Johnson & Wales disclosed plans yesterday to open a culinary college here in 2004.

Workforce

Wildflower Bread Company's rules of hiring

Founder and owner Louis Basile says they only hire A+ or “A+ potential” recruits using Wildflower’s “five core truths of hiring”:

Sales of Petit Plates have doubled since Au Bon Pain introduced the snacks, and they continue to grow, says Katherine See, VP of culinary innovation.

More consumers now than a couple of years ago say they are eating a variety of meat as snacks according to new research from Technomic. Here are three ways meat is boosting snack sales.

Consumers reveal which chain limited-time offers they were most likely to order based on the name and description.

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.

The reigning fall flavor may be losing favor

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.

After serving one company for 36 years, the former Panera Bread chief has some definite ideas about what a chain leader should be.

Olive Garden asked a cross-functional team—finance, marketing, operations, communications and others—to build on its Never Ending Pasta Bowl promo.

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