Panera to expand delivery test

Panera to expand delivery test

Bakery-café operator sees “very powerful opportunity” in delivery

Panera Bread Co. is expanding its test of delivery this year, and will determine a broader rollout for 2016, executives said Wednesday during a call with analysts discussing first-quarter earnings.

“This is a powerful sales-building initiative, and something that everybody in our industry seems to be talking about,” said Ron Shaich, founder, chairman and CEO of St. Louis-based Panera.

Panera has been testing delivery for more than a year in two markets with its own dri

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