Food Focus 2/15/17 – Positive Signs From Panera, Pie Five Continues Struggles

Panera’s system-wide expansion of their 2.0 concept contributes to solid same store sales increases, while fellow fast-casual operator Pie Five shrinks in the opposite direction with another quarter of double-digit comparable-store losses. Meanwhile, we discuss Noodles & Company’s move towards increased franchisee ownership, and the passing of a QSR legend.