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Panera Bread to give loyalty members more choice

Panera Bread tweaks loyalty program to give members more choice for rewards.


Panera to test voice ordering in drive-thrus around Rochester, N.Y.

Two units will test OpenCity’s voice bot system called "Tori" in hopes of cutting wait times and improving accuracy.

The operator of Panera Bread, which had planned to go public with an investment in USHG Acquisition Corp., cited “deteriorating capital market conditions” in ending their agreement.

One month after opening its first digital-only, seat-less restaurant, the all-day bakery-café chain reports “very promising” results and is making plans to open more around the country.

The first Panera To Go, which opened on Chicago’s North Side last month, has no dining room. Two more digital-only locations are planned to open this year, the bakery-café chain said.

Gordon will also serve as SVP and secretary for Panera Bread and Panera Brands, the company said.

Building on the success of its coffee subscription, the fast casual launched the $10.99-a-month Unlimited Sip Club, which offers 26 self-serve beverages.

The fast-casual chain is using software from the maker of Flippy to monitor the coffee station so workers don’t have to.

The Chef’s Chicken Sandwich debuts nationally March 30, expanding the fast casual’s warm and hearty options.

Starting Tuesday, diners can sit down at the fast casual and place an order via the chain’s mobile app for dine-in service.

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