Panera Bread opened its first Panera To Go store in Chicago for Rapid Pick-Up and delivery

Panera To Go store, featuring chain’s digital-only service, opens in Chicago

Order-ahead, branded concept debuts as chain tests delivery-only ghost kitchens nationwide

Panera Bread opened its first Panera To Go store, which offers the chain’s Rapid Pick-Up and Delivery orders only, in Chicago. This is the first of three To Go stores, where customers order ahead on Panera’s website or app only, slated to debut. The digital-only unit reduces the front of house, but maximizes space for delivery drivers and customers picking up orders from Rapid Pick-Up and Panera Delivery shelves.

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Dunkin’ released its early summer menu with Mango Pineapple Dunkin’ Refresher, Cake Batter Signature Latte and Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese

Dunkin’ Cake Batter Signature Latte, Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese roll out

Early summer menu released, also headlined by Mango Pineapple Dunkin’ Refresher

Dunkin’ released its early summer menu headlined by Mango Pineapple Dunkin’ Refresher, Cake Batter Signature Latte and Tomato Pesto Grilled Cheese. In addition, a new Cornbread Donut and Munchkins arrived at stores nationwide. Meanwhile, the Inspire Brands subsidiary returned Butter Pecan Iced Coffee and Sunrise Batch Iced Coffee, too.

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Panera Bread launched an Unlimited Sip Club for $10.99, expanding a program made famous by its MyPanera+ coffee subscription

Panera Bread unveils $10.99 Unlimited Sip Club, Charged Lemonades

New, innovative club offers 26 beverage options to members, expands subscription service

Panera Bread launched an Unlimited Sip Club for $10.99, expanding a program made famous by its MyPanera+ coffee subscription. The new beverage program will include Panera’s portfolio of self-serve beverages. Customers can sip on hot and iced coffee, hot and iced teas (regular, Sweet Tea, where available, and Passion Papaya Green Iced Tea), Agave Lemonade, Pepsi-Cola fountain beverages, and Panera’s newly-released Charged Lemonades.

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Marissa Andrada has joined the Krispy Kreme Board of Directors

Marissa Andrada joins Krispy Kreme Board of Directors

Board appoints Andrada to Remuneration and Nominating Committee

Marissa Andrada joined the Krispy Kreme Board of Directors. The Board also appointed her to the Remuneration and Nominating Committee. Across her career, Andrada established herself as a savvy organizational development executive.

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PappaRoti opened a new location in downtown Chicago

PappaRoti opens downtown Chicago shop

Asian-style coffee buns arrive at West Lake Street

PappaRoti opened a new location in downtown Chicago. The chain of coffee shops, known for its Asian-inspired coffee buns, continues to expand across the United States. Most recently, it announced the January opening of a new shop in Naperville, 33 miles southwest of Chicago.

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Wetzel’s Pretzels named Kim Freer chief marketing officer

Wetzel’s Pretzels names Kim Freer chief marketing officer

Former Blaze Pizza executive takes CMO role

Wetzel’s Pretzels named Kim Freer chief marketing officer. The 300-unit chain has charged Freer with supporting the franchise’s ongoing expansion, menu innovation, ease of ordering, and growing the digital platform. Freer comes to Wetzel’s Pretzel’s with substantive marketing expertise, working for both Subway Restaurants and Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza.

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Dunkin’ launched its fall lineup, introducing a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, New Dunkin' Refreshers, and returning classic Pumpkin Flavored Coffees and sweet treats

Dunkin’ rolls out seasonal fall menu, including Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte

New Apple Cranberry Dunkin’ Refreshers, Apple Cranberry Dunkin’ Coconut Refreshers also introduced

Dunkin’ launched its fall lineup, introducing a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and Pumpkin Spice Signature Latte, new Dunkin’ Refreshers, and returning classic Pumpkin Flavored Coffees and sweet treats. A Pumpkin Donut, Muffin, and also Munchkins Donut Hole Treats return; the pumpkin extravaganza will be in stores nationwide by August 18, 2021.

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Starbucks promotes John Culver to COO and group president, North America

Coffee company also promotes Michael Conway, Michelle Burns, two seasoned executives

Starbucks promoted John Culver to group president, North America and chief operating officer. He will fill the COO role vacated by Rosalind Brewer, who left the company for Walgreens in February. The Seattle-based coffee giant also promoted Michael Conway to group president, International and Channel Development, and Michelle Burns to executive vice president, Global Coffee, Tea and Cocoa.

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Krispy Kreme filed a registration for a proposed IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for $100M

Krispy Kreme to go public (again), raise $100M in IPO

Iconic doughnut brand files for initial public offering four years after JAB took it private

Krispy Kreme filed a registration for a proposed IPO with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The S-1 filing for the initial public offering, with a total aggregate value of $100M, is the first step in the coffee & doughnut brand’s return to the public markets.

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