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Consumer Trends

Panera, Cinnabon, Applebee’s aim for new delivery occasions

With so many restaurants offering delivery, how does a brand stand out? Here are three newly announced attempts.

Cinnabon, a bakery chain with a number of non-traditional locations, will offer nurses a free cinnamon roll during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

The company, now one of the industry’s largest franchisors, is adding a level of group presidents with multichain responsibilities.

Customers share which brands have the menu items they most crave and can’t get anywhere else.

The industry's annual convention served up some low-cost ideas for drawing and keeping good employees.

Known for its signature fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, specialty beverages and on-the-go appeal

The Cookie BonBite will be available beginning Dec. 4 for a limited time.

Over the course of the past two years, management has strengthened the culture; improved the business model and unit economics; ramped up marketing; and introduced a remodel that has spurred 28 percent sales increases.

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