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Panera CEO's Plan to Transform the Company Gains Traction

<i>Updated from April 9 with information from Panera's latest quarter.</i><p><b>Panera Bread</b> (PNRA) founder and CEO Ron Shaich is a relentless visionary.<p>At age 27 …

Fast Casual Throw Down Round 2: Chipotle Vs. Everybody

It’s hard to be Chipotle Mexican Grill right now, but it looks like Darden Restaurants and Panera Bread are beyond ready to continue picking up the slack for customers and investors alike.<p>A few weeks back, we took a look at how Panera was set to gain overall from Chipotle’s declining foot traffic. …

Panera Says Digital Sales Could Hit $1 Billion By 2017

Blaine Hurst has no problem espousing the swift ease of digital orders booked at Panera Bread. And that shouldn’t be a surprise: he spearheads the …

Panera just acquired one of its biggest competitors — here's why it won the comfort-food battle

Au Bon Pain and Panera, star-crossed cafe chains, are set to be reunited at last.<p>Panera Bread announced on Wednesday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Au Bon Pain Holding Co. Inc. Both cafe restaurants were once together under one parent company back in the '80s and '90s, …

Panera Bread (PNRA) Stock Price Target Raised at BMO

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- <b>BMO Capital Markets</b> raised its price target on <b>Panera Bread</b> (PNRA) to $205 from $190 while maintaining its "market perform" …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Panera Bread

Prepare to be (bread) bowled over.<p>When it comes to seamlessly combining eating well with fast-casual dining, Panera Bread knows how to deliver. The chain famous for serving up bread bowls to die for and actually tasty salads also has a number of wholesome factoids hiding up its baker's …

Panera Bread redesigned restaurants to fix its 3 biggest problems

The popular fast-casual cafe has rolled out the Panera 2.0 model in response to frequent complaints of long wait times for food, wrong orders, and crowded lines in stores across the country.<p>"We are extremely innovative and we launched Panera 2.0 in an effort to identify the friction and make it …

Panera Bread will be radically different in just a few years

By the end of the year, the company says that more than 20% of sales will be ordered, produced, and paid for digitally. In some markets, more than a third of sales are already digital and more than 50% of transactions use the MyPanera rewards program.<p>With the company announcing its fourth quarter …

Panera Bread revs up delivery rollout

Company is building its driver network for launch at up to 300 units this yearCompany is building its driver network for launch at up to 300 units …

Panera Bread Has Acquired a Majority Stake in Tatte Bakery [UPDATED]

Panera Bread has reportedly acquired the locally grown Tatte Bakery & Cafe, according to a tweet from Ron Ruggless of <i>Nation's Restaurant News</i>. The national soup and sandwich chain now apparently holds a majority stake in Tatte, which started in 2007 as the work of pastry chef Tzurit Or and has five …

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Panera CEO BANS From His Restaurants: 2 Guesses What Happens

The CEO of Panera Bread Company recently turned all 1,800 of his stores into gun free zones to protect his customers.<p>You can guess how that worked …

Why We Think Panera Bread Is A Buy

We are big fans of Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA), and we're clearly not alone. Last year it was rated third on the American Customer Satisfaction Index …

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3 Questions for Panera Bread Co. CEO Ron Shaich in 2016

IMAGE SOURCE: PANERA.<p><b>Panera Bread</b> has been a successful fast-casual company that seems poised for big things in 2016 and beyond. Here are three questions I would like to ask its longtime CEO, Ron Shaich.<p><b>Company owned or franchised?</b>Panera has an almost even blend of company-owned and …

Will Delivery Be Panera Bread Co's Next Big Growth Driver?

The bakery-cafe just announced plans to offer delivery in up to 300 locations by the end of the year.<p>During its fourth quarter earnings call, <b>Panera</b> …

12 food apps that gave me freebies and discounts just for signing up

If you have to pay for them, like most people do, a bagel a day can be expensive. With one smartphone app, I saved over $30 on bagels alone (but not the cream cheese, which I had to pay for).<p>I noticed this delightful offer as I was checking my email and saw a message from Panera Bread with the …

Uptrend Is No Slouch: New Highs List Shows Some Fine Bursts

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Carbon Monoxide Incident at Panera in Walt Whitman Mall Sends 7 to Hospital

Several Panera Bread employees were experiencing symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning Wednesday morning.<p>Seven people inside Panera Bread at Walt …

Harvard Square's Panera Bread Is Closed, and Students Are Not Happy

Panera Bread abruptly closed its Harvard Square location on February 29, leaving students hungry for soup-and-sandwich combos and unsure over the reason for the closure, according to the <i>Harvard Crimson</i>.<p>The 1288 Massachusetts Ave. location opened in 2012 and apparently announced the shutdown in a …

CMO Perspectives: Blaine E. Hurst of Panera Bread

Chief transformation and growth officer shares risks taken to drive innovationChief transformation and growth officer shares risks taken to drive …

Great Harvest Bread Suing Panera Over Trademarked Slogan

Back in 2014, Great Harvest Bread Company trademarked what it thought was a neat slogan: “Bread. The Way it Ought to Be.” So when fellow baked goods …

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Better Buy: Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. or Panera Bread Co.

IMAGE SOURCE: CHIPOTLE.<p><b>Chipotle Mexican Grill</b> and<b>Panera Bread</b> are Foolish favorites that have beaten the S&P 500 over the past five years and are far from finished. Both have market-beating potential over the next five to 10 years, but which one is a better buy today?<p>PNRA data by …