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Panera Hires Lauren Cody as Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Officer

Panera Hires Lauren Cody as Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Officer

Today, Panera Bread announces the appointment of Lauren Cody as Chief of Staff and Chief Customer Officer. A dynamic leader with global experience, Cody comes to the brand with more than two decades of experience in the food service industry. Cody has extensive expertise in consumer and business insights, general […]

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Industry Veteran Debbie Roberts Joins Panera As Chief Operations Officer

Industry Veteran Debbie Roberts Joins Panera As Chief Operations Officer

Today, Panera Bread announces the appointment of Debbie Roberts as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer effective September 8. A well-known restaurant industry leader, Roberts brings nearly 30 years of restaurant experience and will be a collaborative leader for all Panera operations and operations support functions. “We are thrilled […]

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Panera Announces Launch of Panera Grocery

Panera Announces Launch of Panera Grocery

New Service Offers Clean, Fresh Grocery Items Delivered From Panera’s Pantry to Yours Now more than ever, Panera wants to help make good eating – and clean food – accessible to all. Today, Panera announced the launch of Panera Grocery, a new service enabling guests to purchase high-demand pantry items […]

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Panera Makes It Easier to Provide Clean, Wholesome Meals With Free Delivery on $15 Orders Through March 31

Panera Makes It Easier to Provide Clean, Wholesome Meals With Free Delivery on $15 Orders Through March 31

Rapid Pick-Up, Delivery and Drive-Thru Options Help Take the Stress Out of Providing Better-for-You Options for Families As more families stay in together in these unprecedented times, Panera wants to help remove the stress around meal times and make it easier to get good, wholesome food on the table. That’s […]

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Back And Breader Than Ever - Panera Takes The Double Bread Bowl Nationwide

Back And Breader Than Ever – Panera Takes The Double Bread Bowl Nationwide

Beginning on Valentine’s Day, Double Bread Bowls Available for a Limited Time Including Delivery Just in time for Valentine’s Day—because what’s more romantic than sharing soup? — Panera Bread is officially launching Double Bread Bowls across the country. Available for a limited time beginning February 14 and running through February […]

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Flynn Restaurant Group LP Acquires 368 Arby's Restaurant Locations in the U.S. from United States Beef Corporation (US Beef)

Flynn Restaurant Group LP Acquires 368 Arby’s Restaurant Locations in the U.S. from United States Beef Corporation (US Beef)

Significant Acquisition Cements Flynn Restaurant Group’s Position as Largest Franchise Operator and Top 20 Foodservice Company in America Generating $2.3 Billion in Sales RB American Group LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Flynn Restaurant Group LP, today announced that it has acquired 368 Arby’s restaurants throughout the U.S. from United States […]

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Panera Bread to Acquire Au Bon Pain

Panera Bread to Acquire Au Bon Pain

Panera Bread has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Au Bon Pain Holding Co. Inc., parent company of Au Bon Pain. The Boston-based bakery-cafe chain has 304 units worldwide, and will be part of Panera’s initiative to intensify growth in new real estate channels, including hospitals, universities, transportation centers […]

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Park To Shaich: 'We'll See Your Kids Meal Challenge, And Raise You A Charity Drive'

Park To Shaich: ‘We’ll See Your Kids Meal Challenge, And Raise You A Charity Drive’

Garbanzo’s entire leadership team to eat Kids Meals for a week; $1 from all Kids Meal sales to be donated to children’s hospitals In response to Panera Bread Co. Founder Ron Shaich’s challenge to his fellow restaurant CEOs to eat from their brands’ children’s menus for a week, Garbanzo Mediterranean […]

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New England's Largest Panera Bread Franchisee Donates $275,000 To Help Strike Out Hunger Across New England

New England’s Largest Panera Bread Franchisee Donates $275,000 To Help Strike Out Hunger Across New England

PR Management Corp., New England’s largest Panera Bread franchisee, donated a total of $275,000 to five New England food banks as part of their Feeding America initiative.  PR Management’s Co-founders, Mitchell Roberts and David Peterman, recently presented checks to the Greater Boston Food Bank, Worcester County Food Bank, New Hampshire […]

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The Restaurant Deal Frenzy Has a Shelf Life

The Restaurant Deal Frenzy Has a Shelf Life

The best deal-makers know to strike while the iron is hot. By that measure, the restaurant industry is sizzling. Wednesday’s $7.5 billion acquisition of Panera Bread Co. by JAB Holding Co. was the largest-ever U.S. restaurant deal and the third major restaurant tie-up in the past six weeks. Consolidation is […]

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Panera Bread Acquired in $7.5 Billion Deal

Panera Bread to Be Acquired in $7.5 Billion Deal

Panera Bread and JAB have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which JAB will acquire Panera for $315 per share in cash, in a transaction valued at approximately $7.5 billion, including the assumption of approximately $340 million of net debt. JAB is acquiring Panera through JAB BV, an investment […]

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Panera Bread Menu is Now 100% Clean

Panera Bread Menu is Now 100% Clean

Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) has announced that its entire U.S. food menu and portfolio of Panera at Home products are now free from all artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors from artificial sources as defined by the company’s No No List, inclusive of 96 separate ingredients and additive classes. Panera is […]

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Panera Bread Appoints Blaine Hurst President

Panera Bread Appoints Blaine Hurst President

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) has named company veteran Blaine Hurst President effective Monday, December 12, 2016, following the resignation of Drew Madsen for personal reasons. Hurst has been with Panera since 2010 and has held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently as Executive Vice President – Chief Transformation […]

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How Greg Flynn Became America's Largest Restaurant Franchisee

How Greg Flynn Became America’s Largest Restaurant Franchisee

In 1997 Greg Flynn, an over-educated 33-year-old commercial real estate investor based in San Francisco, got a phone call from his father. Donald Flynn was on the Greek island of Corfu and had decided to buy a villa, a fixer-upper. He needed his son to send him $2 million ASAP. […]

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