Panera will expand a test of table service and drive-thrus this year, Panera Bread Co. executives said Wednesday. Company executives spoke with analysts after reporting Tuesday that profit increased 5.8 percent in the fourth quarter after special charges. The St. Louis, Mo.-based bakery-café chain said earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 27, 2011, rose to $38.6 million, or $1.31 per share, up from $36.5 million, or $1.21 per share, in the year-ago period. Revenue rose 15.8 percent, to ...
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