Josh Kopel | Award Winning Restaurant Consultant

Restaurant Labor Cost Insights: Ron Shaich, Panera Bread Founder

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Restaurant Margins

What does success look like in the restaurant industry? For Ron Shaich, it meant driving Panera Bread to outperform both Starbucks and Chipotle over the last 20 year, ultimately creating a restaurant concept valued at $7.5 Billion Dollars.

How did he do it? The answer was surprisingly simple and today he takes us on the journey from a single unit cookie company to a billion dollar brand.

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