JAB Holding may have competition for Panera Bread, The Post has learned.
Brazilian private equity giant 3G Capital is seriously weighing a
rival bid for the 2,036-store chain, sources close to the situation
3G, which counts Warren Buffett as a backer — and owns Burger King and
Tim Hortons and recently agreed to buy Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen — has
hired investment bank Lazard to study the possibility of a bid, sources
said.. . . more