Paris Baguette Identifies Unique Business Opportunities for Entrepreneurs

International Bakery-Café Concept Believes History Offers Us a Look Into the Future New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  As entrepreneurs and employees alike consider their business plans in light of the current economy, history demonstrates a positive outlook as entrepreneurial businesses are…
First Watch Hires First Chief Transformation Officer

Former PepsiCo executive Greg Barber fills the newly created role Bradenton, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept First Watch today announced that it has hired Greg Barber as its new Chief Transformation Officer. In this newly created role,…
First Watch Jump Starts 2020 With New Menu Items

University Park, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch today announced new seasonal menu items to kick off the new year. The dishes, available nationwide*, highlight the breakfast, brunch and lunch concept’s focus on innovation and continue its trend of introducing unexpected flavors…
NC Based First Watch Franchise Wins National Awards

VIM Holdings takes home two awards from First Watch national conference Raleigh, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  VIM Holdings, Inc., owner of multiple First Watch locations throughout the Triangle, has been recognized as “First Watch Franchisee of the Year” at the First Watch…
First Watch Expands Senior Leadership Team to Support Continued Growth

The company has appointed three new senior vice presidents. Bradenton, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch announced today that it has appointed three new senior leaders to its growing leadership team: Matthew Eisenacher, senior vice president of brand strategy and innovation; Rob…
Paris Baguette Appoints Darren Tipton as Vice President of Operations

25-Year Industry Veteran To Support Growing Bakery Franchise’s  Ambitious Growth Plans Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Paris Baguette, the Parisian-inspired fast casual global bakery, has recently named Darren Tipton as Vice President of Operations. Mr. Tipton will be responsible for driving…
Paris Baguette Appoints John P. Billingsley as Chief Development Officer

Industry Veteran to Lead United States Expansion for Fast-Casual Bakery Franchise Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Paris Baguette, the Parisian-inspired fast casual global bakery, announced the appointment of John P. Billingsley as Chief Development Officer. Mr. Billingsley will be responsible for…
Paris Baguette Appoints Jack F. Moran As New Chief Operating Officer

Moran Brings 30+ Years of International Savoir-Faire to the Company Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Paris Baguette, announces the hiring of Jack F. Moran as the brand’s Chief Operating Officer. As the newest addition to the Paris Baguette executive team, Jack will further…
First Watch Hires Former Popeyes Executive as Chief Financial Officer

Industry veteran Mel Hope joins fast-growing daytime-only concept Bradenton, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch announced today that Mel Hope has joined its executive team as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. This week, the leading breakfast, brunch and lunch concept welcomed…
Paris Baguette Offers Frappe Lovers New Summer Flavors

Paris Baguette Launches BOGO Deal With New Cotton Candy, Honeydew Coconut & Matcha Green Tea Flavors Los Angeles, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Paris Baguette, a fast-casual Parisian-inspired bakery introduces three new must-have frappe flavors in Honeydew Coconut, Matcha Green Tea and Cotton…
First Watch Restaurants Announces CEO Transition

Chris Tomasso to succeed Ken Pendery  Sarasota, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch Restaurants, Inc., the popular nationwide breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, today announced that current President Chris Tomasso will take on the additional role and title of Chief Executive Officer,…
No Dough Needed For National Croissant Day At Au Bon Pain

Free mini chocolate croissant in cafés nationwide Jan. 30 Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  National Croissant Day is Tuesday, Jan. 30, and Au Bon Pain – the popular fast-casual bakery café committed to making quality products using simple ingredients – is celebrating…
First Watch Introduces Coffee Program with a Cause

Project Sunrise benefits the Mujeres en Café organization in Huila, Colombia Watch the video here! University Park, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch, the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, announced today that it has partnered with Mujeres en Café (Women in…
Warm Up This Winter With Au Bon Pain’s Seasonal Offerings

Hearty winter soups, indulgent treats and more to debut Jan. 9 Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Au Bon Pain – the popular fast-casual bakery café committed to making quality products using simple ingredients – is celebrating the New Year with the debut…
First Watch Helps Customers Jump Start the New Year

Daytime Café introduces three seasonal menu features, and a new handcrafted beverage Bradenton, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch, the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, today introduced three new dishes nationwide as part of its limited-time Jump Start menu. This seasonal…
First Watch to Open on Fruitville and Honore

The locally based Daytime Cafe will open Monday Sarasota, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch, the popular locally based breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, today announced it will open the doors to its newest Sarasota restaurant on Monday, December 11. The new…
Wake Up To Endless Coffee At Au Bon Pain

2018 Endless Coffee Mug debuts today Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Give the gift of happiness this holiday season with Au Bon Pain’s 2018 Endless Coffee Mug. Beginning today, the popular fast-casual bakery café is giving coffee lovers a way to save…
Panera Bread to Acquire Au Bon Pain

Panera Bread has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Au Bon Pain Holding Co. Inc., parent company of Au Bon Pain. The Boston-based bakery-cafe chain has 304 units worldwide, and will be part of Panera’s initiative to intensify growth…
First Watch to Open Fifth Houston Location

The award-winning café will open on Friday, November 10 Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch Restaurants, the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch concept that opened its fourth Houston restaurant in September, today announced that it will open the doors to its…
‘Au What Fun’ Au Bon Pain Is Having This Holiday Season

Holiday cookies, bagels, sandwiches and more to debut Nov. 7 Boston, MA  (Restaurant News Release)  The holiday season has arrived and Au Bon Pain is celebrating with a special menu debut. On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the popular fast-casual bakery café…
Award-winning Brunch Concept to Make Springfield Debut

First Watch will open on October 9 Springfield, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch, the popular national breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, today announced that it will open the doors to its first Springfield restaurant. The new First Watch will open for…
Popular Brunch Spot to Open in Brooksville

First Watch will open on October 9 Brooksville, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch, the popular Sarasota-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, announced today that it will open its newest restaurant on Monday, October 9, in Brooksville. The 3,200-square-foot restaurant will open…
First Watch Opening Fourth San Antonio Restaurant

The restaurant will open Friday San Antonio, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch Restaurants, an award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch concept that has opened three San Antonio restaurants during the past three months, today announced it will open the doors to its…
Houston Favorite Daytime Cafe to Open in Cypress

First Watch will open its fifth Southeast Texas restaurant in the Fairfield Town Center Houston, TX  (RestaurantNews.com)  Award-winning breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant First Watch today announced its fourth Houston-based First Watch eatery on Monday, September 25. The restaurant will…
Popular Brunch Spot to Open Second Denver-Area Restaurant

First Watch will open on September 22 in Centennial Denver, CO  (RestaurantNews.com)  First Watch, the popular breakfast, brunch and lunch concept, announced today that it will open its newest restaurant on Friday, September 22. First Watch will open at 7…