Panera http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ready-or-not-local-food-shops-brace-fdas-trans-fats-purge <p>The Food and Drug Administration has a plan in the works that may affect your appetite. It wants to ban partially hydrogenated oils -- the major source of artificial trans fats in the U. S. food supply.</p><p>How will that impact St. Louis area bakeries, donut shops and grocery stores?</p><p>Like many mom-and-pop donut shops in St. Louis, the Donut Stop in Lemay fries with partially hydrogenated shortening – good for glaze retention, shelf life, and mouth feel.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge Do Companies Have A Responsibility To Give Back To The Community? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/do-companies-have-responsibility-give-back-community <p>It’s not uncommon for companies to have a policy concerning corporate social responsibility.&nbsp; But, do companies have an obligation to help communities?&nbsp; If so, is it just certain types of businesses?&nbsp; Plus, how do you factor in a company’s desire to help and, at the same time, benefit the bottom line?</p> Wed, 22 May 2013 22:52:22 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 26644 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Do Companies Have A Responsibility To Give Back To The Community? Panera (aka St. Louis Bread Co.) explores 'pay what you want' concept http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/panera-aka-st-louis-bread-co-explores-pay-what-you-want-concept The concept of "pay what you want" for goods and services is a nostalgic throwback to the days when people trusted one another just a little bit more, and it's something you expect to see at the occasional <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/06/11/154750001/the-psychology-of-the-honor-system-at-the-farm-stand">farm stand</a> or at a hip, independent <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7320290">coffee shop</a>.<p>But recently, the sandwich and coffee giant Panera decided to get into the business with Panera Cares, a nonprofit version of the national chain. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 15:57:30 +0000 Niala Boodhoo 4532 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panera (aka St. Louis Bread Co.) explores 'pay what you want' concept Panera plans more pay-what-you-want cafés http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/panera-plans-more-pay-what-you-want-caf%C3%A9s <p>Panera Bread plans to add two more&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/05/17/daily21.html">pay-what-you-want cafes</a> later this year, part of the company&#39;s&nbsp;effort to help feed the hungry in a dignified way.</p><p>Panera spokeswoman Kate Antonacci said Thursday that the specific locations won&#39;t be announced until spring.</p><p>One could open&nbsp;by summer, the other in the fall. A third site is also being&nbsp;considered for later this year.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:45:19 +0000 The Associated Press 3133 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panera plans more pay-what-you-want cafés Panera's "pay-what-you-want" concept cafés a "huge success" http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/paneras-pay-what-you-want-concept-cafeacutes-huge-success <p>The St. Louis restaurant company <a href="http://www.panerabread.com/">Panera</a> says its experiment to open several <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/stories/2010/05/17/daily21.html">&quot;pay-what-you-want nonprofit restaurants&quot;</a> has been a huge success.</p><p>Customers at these special facilities order like normal, but the cashiers simply suggest payment amounts - what customers actually put into the donation box is up to them.</p><p>Panera founder and chairman Ronald Shaich says nearly 80 percent of customers pay the full prices or more.</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 22:38:23 +0000 Adam Allington 1248 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Panera's "pay-what-you-want" concept cafés a "huge success"