Panera bakery-cafe sales rise 3.4%

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ST. LOUIS — Panera Bread Co. said system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 3.2% for the five weeks ended Nov. 27. Year-to-date, system-wide comparable sales were up 1.7% compared with the same period a year ago.

Comparable bakery-cafe sales percentages exclude closed locations and are based on sales for bakery-cafes that have been in operation for at least 18 months, the company said.

Company-owned bakery-cafe sales increased 3.8% in the five-week period, and franchised bakery-cafe sales rose 2.8%. For the year, company-owned bakery-cafe sales were up 1.8% and franchised bakery-cafe sales were up 1.6%.

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