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2013 Top 100: Bakery-Cafe

This story is part of NRN’s Top 100 special report, a proprietary census ranking the foodservice industry’s largest restaurant chains and companies by sales and unit data, among other metrics.

While the Bakery-Cafe segment remains the smallest category in terms of the number of brands represented, it managed to post the largest aggregate sales growth rate in the Top 100 census universe.

The Bakery-Cafe segment — comprising Panera Bread, Tim Hortons and Einstein Bros. Bagels — generated an aggregate year-over-year systemwide sales gain of 11.9 percent in the Latest Year, which covers chain fiscal years closest to the end of 2012. By comparison, the Top 1

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