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Pret a Manger

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Panera Bread owner to buy Pret A Manger

The sale adds to JAB Holding Co.’s growing collection of coffee chains.

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Why restaurant chains aren’t going public right now

Weak sales and poor stock performance are conspiring to create another dry spell for restaurant IPOs, says RB’s The Bottom Line.

Restaurants are switching up the menu to appeal to changing consumer preferences.

The to-go food outlet eliminates cashiers and lines.

Leading chains are taking innovative approaches to snacking; here are three menu trends gathered from new item rollouts.

The chain from the U.K. serves grab-and-go fare made fresh with preservative-free ingredients

How far afield will operators go in their quest for updates of familiar favorites? This month, we’re clocking the distance on two fronts, including what some adventurers are doing with french fries.

The next new flavor makes the scene. Pomegranate had its reign, then acai. What’s the next “it” flavor on the cocktail scene?

Global relishes are poised for growth as operators increasingly use condiments to differentiate.

The sandwich category increased sales by 2.9% and units by 0.3%, despite category heavyweight Subway's 1.7% sales decline and 1.3% unit decline.

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