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    Panera Bread Co.

    Panera’s goal is to become the leader in the “fast casual” restaurant category. They plan on achieving this by rapid expansion and building brand recognition. The way in which Panera plans on doing this is by emphasizing its artisan made breads and other signature menu items at a fair price. Also Panera offers meal choices […] More

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    Identification of Key Problems in Panera Bread

    Synopsis of the situation Panera Bread is a fast food company that aims to provide a quality product. They make and sell specialty breads, salads and soups. They started strong in 1981, and currently have over 1800 stores with company managed and operated as well as franchised locations (Panera Bread, 2012). The company jumped into […] More

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    Panera Bread Case Study

    All companies must have a strategic plan. How well the strategy succeeds is based on the competitive strategy plan. A competitive strategy is defined as the “specifics of management’s game plan for competing successfully and securing a competitive advantage over rivals in the marketplace.” (Peteraf-Gamble-Thompson, 2013). In addition, a competitive strategy helps the company provide […] More

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    Panera Bread Company: Still Rising Fortunes?

    Panera Bread is a renowned restaurant that has come about from the merging of great companies and people. However, the beginning was actually with Au Bon Pain which was started in Boston’s Feneuil Hall as a demonstration bakery. Louis Kane was struck by this store’s growth potential and purchased the business in 1978. Between 1978 […] More

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    Case Study Panera Bread

    Synopsis Panera Bread is a casual made-to-order fast food restaurant that offers specialty breads, sandwiches, tossed salads and soups. Established in 1981, with 1,562 company owned and franchised locations, Panera Bread has moved into the forefront of the restaurant business, and has strategically penetrated the market while acquiring a robust amount of loyal customers. Most […] More

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    Panera Case

    Industry Analysis Dominant Economic Characteristics Panera Bread Company is a chain of restaurants, both company owned and franchised, that provides food and beverages with more of a café experience as oppose to a traditional fast food restaurant. Panera NAICS code is 722310, which is classified as food service contractors. Food service contractors can be can […] More