April 5, 2017
JAB to Acquire Panera Bread Company
JAB Holdings has reached an agreement to acquire fast-casual concept Panera Bread in a deal worth approximately $7.5 billion, including the assumption of approximately $340 million of net debt.
FE&S’ 2017 Hall of Fame Award Winner: Mark Freeman
Mark Freeman’s impact on on-site foodservice operations extends beyond his role as senior manager of global dining services for Microsoft to transform the broader on-site dining category overall and how the foodservice industry approaches it.
Economic Reports Confounding, Panera Bread Takeover, Delivery Expansions and a Whole Lot More
If you’re confused about the economy, you’re not alone. Panera takeover rumors prove true. YUM’s CEO thinks automation will eventually come to foodservice kitchens. Domino’s Pizza will test delivery robots in Europe. Jack in the Box is offering delivery service in more than 200 cities. These stories and a whole lot more This Week in Foodservice.
Krystal Updates Menu and Prototype
The Krystal Company will debut a new building prototype and a complete frozen treat lineup in Marietta, Ga. The location represents the burger chain’s first redesign in more than a decade.
Dover Becomes President of Velvet Taco
Fast-casual restaurant chain Velvet Taco appointed Clay Dover to fill the newly created position of president.
A Pro You Should Know: Amy Morton
Amy Morton discusses her newest collaboration with chef Nicole Pederson, a modern steakhouse called The Barn.
Tony Roma’s Redesign Focuses on Experience
Rib specialist Tony Roma’s has undertaken a comprehensive update that includes changes to the company’s branding, marketing, menu, service experience and restaurant design.