The enterprise sold Au Bon Pain in to focus its resources on the Panera brand, which soon became known — along with other fast-casual restaurant chains like Chipotle — as a bright spot in the struggling food-service business. Other factors that may cause actual nutritional values to differ include variations in serving sizes, preparation techniques, ingredient substitutions and changes in supply sources.
Shaich said he would also work to raise awareness of what he called a damaging trend toward quick-hit investing, driven by activist shareholders and shortsighted traders.
JAB has been scaling back its holdings in luxury fashion brands, such as the shoe company Jimmy Chooas it charges into the breakfast industry. The nutrition information reflects the nutrition content of company operated cafes in the U.
Shaich, 64, would step down as its chief executive on Jan. The chain also stripped high-fructose corn syrup from its salad dressings and most pastries as part of an effort to move away from processed ingredients.
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Au Bon Pain Co. Shaich merged his square-foot cookie store in Boston with a small bakery business.