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The downfall of Panera Cares reveals a dark reality that is still haunting the fast-food industry

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The downfall of Panera Cares reveals a dark reality that is still haunting the fast-food industry

Business Insider - Kate Taylor

In 2010, Panera's founder and longtime CEO Ron Shaich was convinced he had discovered the perfect way for the chain to give back. The plan: open Panera Cares, a nonprofit arm of Panera where visitors could pay whatever they wanted, allowing people without money for food to eat a hearty meal similar …

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