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Technomic Looks at the Future of Fast Casual

CHICAGO (October 24, 2011 - PR Newswire)—Fast-casual growth continues to outpace that of quick service and full service. Though it’s still a small...

Leadership

Ron Shaich: ‘Panera is one cafe’

Panera Bread founder, Chairman and CEO Ron Shaich shared his one-cafe-at-a-time focus at Winsight’s Restaurant Leadership Conference.

Sous vide and other old-school methods impart flavor and peace of mind.

Balducci’s, the once-legendary, now long-gone Greenwich Village food market, has returned to the streets of New York in the form of a fast-casual restaurant.

New delivery initiatives from Chipotle and Domino's, a millennial-focused training program from Cheesecake, and Panera's multimillion-dollar defense against becoming Chipotle.

A new report gives a glimpse into some of the outreach tactics restaurants are using online.

Saber, who joined Panera in 2003 after a 17-year run at McDonald’s as a franchisee and senior corporate leader, posed a question that ultimately led to Panera Cares, the company’s groundbreaking pay-what-you-can business model designed to “share the warmth” with those less fortunate.

Some of the largest bakery cafe chains in the 2016 Top 500 ranking, including category leader Panera Bread, exhibited healthy growth, and plenty of younger chains are rising in the ranks.

As the weather turns colder, chains are tapping into diners’ desire for piping-hot comfort foods, while still keeping an eye on health.

Chains are blaming all sorts of factors for the softness in sales last quarter, but there’s some agreement on how to counter it.

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