Tag: Panera Bread

Does the Restaurant CPG Trend Have Staying Power?

Despite higher grocery inflation, consumers continue to splurge on their favorite restaurant brands at retail, fueling a trend that has gained significant momentum in recent years. “Restaurants are looking to exploit brand loyalty that really …

QSRs Lamenting ‘Line Balk’ Trend

Much like remote working and zoom conferencing, long waits at the drive-thru line are a pandemic vestige that just won’t go away. And that’s causing line balk among consumers. As COVID-19 took hold in the …

FI Fast Break audio news: July 21, 2021

This week, in The Food Institute’s quick-hitting, audio news podcast, we break down the major ingredient shortages multiple QSRs are dealing with, the growth of online grocery shopping, and the future of alternative seafood. The …

The Future of Catering? Panera Focusing on Remote Workers

Panera Bread is now catering to remote and hybrid employees as it moves to regain sales in the once high-ticket sector. The chain’s new program, Panera Connects, enables companies to host catered meetings regardless of …