In recent weeks rapper Rick Ross has made headlines for his controversial verse in rapper Rocko's song "U.E.O.N.O.," with lyrics that describe date rape. Last week Reebok dropped Ross' contract, and he made a public apology for the lyrics.
And now Ross is in the news again for eyebrow-raising song ... More >>
Today Panera Bread -- known locally as Saint Louis Bread Co. -- introduces a new menu item, the "Meal of Shared Responsibility," with no set price in all 48 of its bakery cafes in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The meal offers turkey chili in a sourdough bread bowl with choice of sides. Panera is ... More >>
The mission of Sad Desk Lunch is stated simply on its website:
Sad Desk Lunch isn't about how great your lunch is. And it's not about how crappy your lunch is either. It's about the fact you eat your lunch at your desk during your lunch break where you could roam free ....Eating our sad tupperware ... More >>
In November Gut Check learned that Panera Bread, the nationwide brand of locally owned and operated St. Louis Bread Company, had introduced a new "hidden menu" in collaboration with Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Chef, to its bakery cafes in New York City. Our curiosity -- and OK, maybe jealousy -- pique ... More >>
Last week Gut Check reported that St. Louis-based Panera Bread (multiple locations) released a "Hidden Menu" engineered by Panera copywriters, "in collaboration with number one New York Times bestselling author Tim Ferriss of The 4-Hour Chef" in its four New York City bakery cafes -- and not in St. ... More >>
This month, Panera Bread --- or what St. Louisans know simply as St. Louis Bread Company --- stealthily announced a new "Hidden Menu" to its customers via email. Gut Check received the MyPanera members-only message, letting us in on its secret: "...test Hidden Menu created in collaboration with numb ... More >>
Last week Politico broke down information from a recent review of Federal Election Commission reports detailing Mitt Romney and Barack Obama's campaign spending. It contains everything from office supplies and gas expenses to which hotels and restaurants the respective campaigns patronize most often ... More >>
More corporate intrigue from the yeasty world of Panera Bread, a.k.a. Kirkwood-based St. Louis Bread Company.The editors at SheKnows.com -- the "#1 Site for Women!" -- wanted Panera to know that their online advertising dollars were going to good use. Even if, in fact, they really weren't. So the s ... More >>
Panera Bread, a.k.a. St. Louis Bread Co., doesn't run very high-profile ad campaigns. Come to think of it, Gut Check can't recall ever seeing a television ad for Panera, or if we did, it made exactly zero impression.
That could -- and should -- change, thanks to an unlikely event: the recent testim ... More >>
Panera Bread, the Richmond Heights-based company behind the Saint Louis Bread Company restaurants here and countless Panera eateries across the nation, has settled a class action lawsuit alleging it defrauded its investors.The suit provides $5.75 million to be shared by anyone who purchased Paner ... More >>
nolabels.orgRon ShaichRon Shaich founded St. Louis Bread Company, a.k.a. Panera Bread back in 1981. Since then, the company has gone on to open hundreds of restaurants across the nation. Panera is so successful that, this year, it began letting customers at some of its restaurants pay whatever th ... More >>
Gut Check heard recently that St. Louis Bread Co. intends to open a new location on the north side of Plaza Frontenac, near Brio Tuscan Grille.
image viaHat tip to the lovely and charming Deb Peterson for the scoop. The real question, beyond the blah-blah details of square footage and whether th ... More >>
St. Louis-based Stifel Financial and Panera Bread, of suburban Richmond Heights, are among the nation's fastest growing companies, according to Fortune magazine.The list, compiled annually for the magazine's September issue, claims to catalog "who -- and what -- is succeeding even in a stagnant e ... More >>
The Wall Street Journal reports that Panera Bread, still stubbornly known around these parts as Saint Louis Bread Co., is scouting locations in Manhattan. "Current real-estate conditions are paving the way for Panera's entrance," Panera's president and CEO Bill Moreton, told the WSJ.
Just goes to s ... More >>
Direct from Richmond Heights headquarters today: Panera Bread says it'll be posting calorie counts on all the menus at its company-owned Panera Breads and St. Louis Bread Cos. by April 2010. The hometown baker says it expects the franchise-operated outlets to do the same by the end of 2010. "We a ... More >>