BOSTON Au Bon Pain, the 226-unit fast-casual bakery-cafe chain, is rolling out a line of small plates that each contain 200 calories or fewer. Called Portions, the new line is already available in 50 stores, and marketing director Ed Frechette said the company hopes to extend that number to 180 by the end of the month.Au Bon Pain executive chef Thomas John developed the Portions line, which consists of 14 items. The small plates, which weigh in between 4 and 5 ounces per serving, ...

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