A recent article on NRN.com outlined Panera Bread’s plans to roll out pasta options on their menu nationwide, over 1,600 stores. Pasta offerings have been in various stages of development for the past two years and are now ready to take their place on their menu.
The initial roll-out will feature three new pasta dishes: tortellini alfredo, pesto saccottini, and rustic penne Bolognese.
From the article:
“The company’s culinary and catering initiatives of the past year contributed to a fourth-quarter systemwide same-store sales increase of 4.9 percent, with company-owned same-store sales rising 5.1 percent and franchised units increasing 4.7 percent. At company locations, transactions declined 0.3 percent year-over-year, but check averages rose 5.4 percent, the company said.”