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 >>
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 >>
Image viaEach year, St. Louis Bread Co. hosts their Great Sandwich Showdown, where patrons are encouraged to submit their sandwich recipe for a chance to have it added to the Panera menu. There are 20 winners in all, and aside from seeing their sandwich served, the winners get hefty cash priz ... More >>
The French are known for making love, not war, but their other specialty is making pastries. From buttery croissants to crusty baguettes to sweet treats of all sizes, shapes and flavors, French bakers are le chat's meow.
Though the U.S. has little hope at besting the French at their own g ... More >>
John H. TuckerWell, let's begin with a more basic question: Is this the only true deli-style breakfast sandwich downtown? In other words, if you're in a morning rush, what's the best place to go for an egg sandwich on a bagel to go?
Let's lay down more ground rules: the breakfast sandwich m ... More >>
In this week's feature story, "Step Right Up," RFT Music Editor Annie Zaleski describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act has affected her life. Zaleski was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a toddler and was entering fifth grade when President George H.W. Bush signed the legislation into law.T ... 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.
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flickr.com/photos/jd87The St. Louis Bread Co. -- known to the outside world as Panera -- is the subject of a story in today's Wall Street Journal, which explains how the chain managed to increase its profits in the second quarter by 28 percent, or $20 million.It's actually quite a novel strategy: ... More >>
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St. Louis' own Panera -- a.k.a. St. Louis Bread Co. -- has been dubbed the healthiest fast-food chain in the country by Health Magazine. How did the magazine determine Panera's standing?Using criteria that was created with the help of our expert panel, we scored the chains on such factors as the us ... More >>