Case Study : Panera Bread Company

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Case 8: Panera Bread Company (2010): Still Rising Fortunes? Case Analysis Executive Summary Synopsis of the Case By 2010, Panera Bread Company (PBC) stood ahead of the crowd; once a pioneer in the fast casual concept of dining, the organization has now far surpassed its competition (Vincelette & Fogarty, 2010). Enduring economic challenges that only strengthened the organizations position as industry leaders while competitors struggled to exist, Panera’s co-founder and majority shareholder Ronald Shaich pushed through the years with strategic plans, implementation, and actions (Wheelen, Hunger, Hoffman, & Bamford, 2015), that led to success in creation of the “fast-casual” innovation of dining (Vincelette & Fogarty, 2010). The concept offered consumers healthier, quick dining choices in comparison to the outdated version of fast food chains (Vincelette & Fogarty, 2010). Food wasn’t the only attraction that led to brand name recognition...trends towards an atmosphere that was cool and inviting with upscale decor, inviting, comfortable atmosphere (Vincelette & Fogarty, 2010), warm and friendly welcoming employees, and product and menu diversifications contributed to Panera’s appeal (Rowe, 2006). This made consumers wanting to come back (Vincelette & Fogarty, 2010), therefore adding to the quality and value of the company’s organizational structure and social culture (Wheelen, et al, 2015). Shaich’s vision used strategy as a means to expand the organization in many

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