Panera Bread

Panera Bread

Operators of all kinds say the battle of running a restaurant is won or lost within a unit’s four walls.

The number of customer transactions, the gross profit on each item, the cost control of food, labor and maintenance all play weighty roles in the success or failure of a restaurant each and every day, whether the unit is within a large chain or an independent operation.

To many in the industry, Panera Bread Co., the parent to 1,335 bakery-cafes, has become a model of control,

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