Panera Bread Co. reported on Tuesday a 17.1-percent increase in profit for the Sept. 24-ended third quarter. The St. Louis-based fast-casual chain added 17 new company-owned bakery-cafés and 15 franchise-operated units during the quarter, bringing the total to 1,736 systemwide.
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