Panera has also sought to gain favor not just with customers and investors but with the communities it serves as well. With initiatives to help the hungry, like donating baked goods to community organizations and its “pay-what-you-can” experiment with certain specialty stores scattered around the country, Panera has built a strong reputation for doing good as well.
In Panera’s quarterly report, look at Panera Bread Co (NASDAQ:PNRA)’s sales and earnings growth not just compared with the company’s previous results but also in comparison with the figures Chipotle just released last week. If Panera can keep staying ahead of its competitors, it should have a strong future ahead of it.
The article An Early Look at Panera’s Earnings originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Dan Caplinger.
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