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Garbanzo’s team has committed to eating kids’ meals for 30 days, including from left: Joe Chum, director of operations services; Mike Smith, chief financial officer; Rachel Cool, executive assistant; and James Park, CEO

Garbanzo accepts Panera’s kids’ meal challenge

Mediterranean chain ups ante from week to 30 days, adds charity benefit

After Panera Bread Co.’s founder earlier this week dared other restaurant executives to eat their kids’ meals for a week, at least one fast-casual brand accepted the challenge and even upped the ante.

The executive team from Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill LLC, a 25-unit Denver-based brand, says it will eat Garbanzo’s kids’ meals for not just a week but for 30 days and will raise money for charity in the process.

On Wednesday, Panera CEO Ron Shaich of St.

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