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Company: Panera Bread Company (PNRA)
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  Rising input prices have been squeezing margins

Rising input prices have been squeezing margins.

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  no control over rising operating cost, loss of founder

will cut labor cost by replacing high paid labor with out of work replacement labor,yet factors which they have no control over such as fuel cost rising ingredient cost a shrinking economy and customer base will take a toll over time.most concepts have a 20 -25 year life ,before a decline and leveling off

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  Largest U.S. Restaurants see decline in growth

Domestic sales growth at the 500 largest U.S. restaurant chains fell to 3.4 percent in 2008, a decrease from 5 percent the previous year, Technomic Inc, a foodservice consultant, said on Monday.

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  Revenue Growth From Price Increases Not Sustainable

Although Panera Bread Company reported a 43% growth in net income and 2.3% increase in same-store sales for 4Q2008, transactions actually fell by 3.2%. This means that all growth came from price increases. As the recession deepens, consumers will look to save money by eating out less. Panera's price increases may have helped the bottom line temporarily, but they will not work in the long term.

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