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Le Pain Quotidien

Emerging Brands

Le Pain Quotidien and The Little Beet leave the Aurify Brands nest

The fast-casual chains will be operated by newly created operating platform Convive Brands.


Bread rises to new status on menus

Innovation comes to the breadbasket, as restaurants upgrade service, variety and quality.

The New York-based operator has completed its deal for the chain’s U.S. market and plans to reopen more than 40 locations, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Le Pain Quotidien and Vapiano were both struggling here before the pandemic, proving again the difficulty foreign chains have in establishing a beachhead, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

The fast-casual chain hopes a sale to multi-concept operator Aurify Brands can save some of its restaurants.

The fast-casual chain faced financial problems before the pandemic hit the U.S., according to media reports.

Limited-time offers that differentiate the menu are creating buzz this season.

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