Smaller Portions, big safety steps

When Au Bon Pain introduced its Portions menu in March, it believed part of its popularity would center on the items’ portability. All 14 Portions choices are sold from self-serve refrigerated cases for immediate consumption or takeaway.

Portions creators also knew that off-premise consumption of any food, even when cooked, presents a risk that customers might not handle it safely, such as refrigerating leftovers. Knowing this, Joe Kubik, ABP’s Boston-based regional

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