By CNN.com PUBLISHED: October 15, 2019 at 9:15 am | UPDATED: October 15, 2019 at 9:17 am By Scottie Andrew, CNN (CNN) — A Panera Bread employee spilled the chain’s not-so-secret trade secret about its signature mac and cheese on TikTok. But the viral fame might’ve cost her the job. In a quick clip filmed from behind the counter, TikTok user Bri (@briannaraelenee) dips a frozen pack of Panera’s white cheddar mac & cheese into hot water, pulls it out and empties the steaming bag into a bowl. The video is accompanied by a popular TikTok audio track called “Bruh, look at this dude,” a 14-second recording of a man laughing at an unspecified incident. It has been used on more than 170,000 of the social media app’s videos. Bri’s clip earned more than 950,000 likes on the app. But in another video, she reported the aftermath: “So, I got fired from my job today, and my TikTok is on the news.”A Panera spokesperson told CNN the … [Read more...] about Panera worker’s TikTok goes viral: ‘So, I got fired today’
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Áine Cain, provided by Published 9:26 am CDT, Thursday, August 29, 2019 Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG via Getty Images Panera Bread boasts about 2,300 locations in the US and Canada. A number of current and former employees spoke with Business Insider about aspects of the restaurant that casual diners might not pick up on. Here's what the employees said about food preparation and how they really feel about most Panera Bread customers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Business Insider spoke with a number of current and former Panera Bread employees about what it's like to work at the restaurant chain. Read more: Panera is rolling out the two-bowl version of its famous bread bowl across America They shared several insights that may not be immediately apparent to casual diners, including information on how different menu items are prepared. Here's what the employees had to say: Employees said that much of the food at Panera Bread "is shipped to … [Read more...] about Everything Panera Bread employees want to tell you but can’t
By David Yaffe-Bellany Published 2:02 pm PDT, Friday, July 19, 2019 The advent of the marrot at Arby’s highlights how most restaurant brands remain skeptical about changing. The advent of the marrot at Arby’s highlights how most restaurant brands remain skeptical about changing. Photo: Peyton Fulford / New York Times Photo: Peyton Fulford / New York Times Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 The advent of the marrot at Arby’s highlights how most restaurant brands remain skeptical about changing. The advent of the marrot at Arby’s highlights how most restaurant brands remain skeptical about changing. Photo: Peyton Fulford / New York Times Carrots for carnivores: Don’t expect … [Read more...] about Carrots for carnivores: Don’t expect better eyesight
Rene Wisely Free Press special writer Published 6:00 AM EDT Apr 2, 2019 A coffeehouse with a massive indoor playground in downtown Royal Oak, a new Panera Bread on Woodward Avenue and a dessert shop in Ferndale that sells a 16-layer cake are some of the new businesses open or coming soon to southeast Oakland County. Royal Oak Panera Bread will close its downtown Birmingham bakery-cafe to open its first Royal Oak location at the much-anticipated Woodward Corners by Beaumont at 30955 Woodward Ave. “The parking in Royal Oak will be better for our guests and our employees,” said Birmingham Panera manager Yolonda Armstead. “Our area director has been looking at this for a while and decided not to renew the Birmingham lease.” Zoning laws prohibit the new 5,300-square-foot quick-service café from including a drive-thru, said Panera corporate spokeswoman Sara Gottman. It will offer delivery. Panera Bread will join Wahlburgers, Grabbagreen, … [Read more...] about New restaurants, shops, open or coming soon in Oakland County
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Max Reyes Globe Correspondent February 07, 2019 The Feb. 15 closure of the Panera Cares restaurant in Boston — announced by the fast casual chain earlier this week — will mark the end of a nearly decade-long social experiment in the charitable nature of consumers, and perhaps the beginning of a business school case study. The concept was introduced in 2010, when Panera Bread Co. opened its first Panera Cares location in a suburb of St. Louis, where the company is based. Under the chain’s nonprofit arm, the stores operated on a pay-what-you-can model. Customers could pay as much or as little as they wanted for sandwiches, soups, and other menu items, which carried only suggested prices. The hope was that enough of them would “pay it forward” for those who were less well off. To make it work, the company figured, 60 percent of patrons … [Read more...] about Why didn’t the Panera Cares social experiment pay off?