ON THE RISE

Today's bakery/cafes don't loaf around.Panera Bread Co., Atlanta Bread Co., Corner Bakery and a rejuvenated Au Bon Pain are among the concepts that have sliced through geography, demographics and income levels to attract a wide spectrum of customers with crispy-cool selections and a warm, soft ambiance that invites patrons to linger -- and spend.Each operator touts interesting menus spanning all dayparts,

Today's bakery/cafes don't loaf around.

Panera Bread Co., Atlanta Bread Co., Corner Bakery and a rejuvenated Au Bon Pain are among the concepts that have sliced through geography, demographics and income levels to attract a wide spectrum of customers with crispy-cool selections and a warm, soft ambiance that invites patrons to linger -- and spend.

Each operator touts interesting menus spanning all dayparts, shifting their menu focus as the day progresses. Interiors, fixtu

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