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Einstein Bros. Bagels

Leadership

Panera’s parent voluntarily owns up to its Nazi past

The family controlling JAB Holding Co. acknowledges that an earlier version of the company used slave labor during World War II and that two predecessors were guilty of unprosecuted war crimes.

Financing

JAB: The new restaurant powerhouse

Here's a look at JAB's acquisitions and restaurant concepts.

The brand’s Cheesy Shampoo and Wakin’ Bacon Conditioner are available to order online.

A bagel chain designed to look like a neighborhood coffee shop

Offers bagels, coffee and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch

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.

From slightly NSFW marketing to riding out celebrity happenstance, here are some recent social media wins operators can learn from.

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

Chains ranking highest in their competitive set deliver more than just good food. They’re winning in all aspects of the dining experience, from service to convenience.