Panera to dish up parfaits, bigger bowls of soup

ST. LOUIS Panera Bread Co. plans to bolster its breakfast program with the introduction in January of two new coffee blends and a parfait made with fresh strawberries and a proprietary granola, executives told investors Wednesday.

The officials also divulged plans to shoot for a higher profit margin on the chain’s soups by replacing the current 8-ounce serving with a 12-ounce standard portion. The November changeover should add as much as an additional 1 percent

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