Panera will buy Au Bon Pain to gain bigger slice of bakery-cafe market
Panera Bread could soon be forking over some dough after announcing a deal Wednesday to buy Boston-based Au Bon Pain Holding Co. Inc., parent company of Au Bon Pain.
Bon Pain has 304 locations worldwide, and Panera hopes to use them to
intensify growth in new areas, including hospitals, universities,
transportation centers and urban locations, among others, the companies
said.. . . more