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Panera Bread: Operations Need a Facelift

Panera Bread has had an incredibly successful business model and grown significantly over the last decade: “We are bakers of bread. We are fresh from the oven. We are a symbol of warmth and welcome. We are a simple pleasure, honest … Continue reading

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Free Internet Connections at McDonald’s

For years, retailers such as Starbucks and Panera Bread have encouraged their customers to use wireless in-store Internet connections — usually, for free.  Now, we can add McDonald’s to the mix, where Web access is sometimes used in a different … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ron Shaich: The Force Behind Panera Bread

Panera Bread is a huge hit with 2012 systemwide sales reaching $3.4 billion (including franchisees). Just this year, Panera Bread made the Fortune 1,000 list for the first time. What makes Panera such a success and a growth engine? Part … Continue reading

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