Read Case #9 Panera Bread
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Answer the following questions:
- What are the key success factors for a restaurant chain that operates in the fast-casual segment of the restaurant industry?
- What does a SWOT analysis reveal about the attractiveness of Panera Bread’s situation and future prospects?
- What are the primary components of Panera Bread’s value chain?
- What are the chief elements of Panera Bread’s strategy?
- Which one of the five generic competitive strategies discussed in Chapter 5 most closely approximates the competitive approach that Panera Bread’s is employing?
- What does the data in case Exhibit 1 reveal about Panera Bread’s financial performance?
- What does the data in case Exhibit 2 reveal about Panera Bread’s operating performance?
- What does the data in case Exhibit 7 reveal about Panera Bread’s 3 business segments?
- APA format, 3–4 pages in length (excluding cover page, abstract, and reference list)
- Research and cite and reference at least 3 peer reviewed journal articles per topic
- Use the databases APA template located in the Student Resource Center to complete the assignment.