Au Bon Pain Redesigns, Adds Create-Your-Own-Salad Stations, iPads

06/08/2011 01:00 pm ET | Updated Aug 08, 2011

The chain, with 318 cafe bakery locations, has added create-your-own-salad stations with 30 ingredient and is testing taking orders with iPads. New menu items such as cupcakes and new soup and salad value combos have also been added. Aesthetically, orange and green accents have been added to a largely yellow color scheme and employees will now don a black uniform with an orange apron.

Currently, five New York-based locations have been completely revamped and 13 have been "refreshed." The renovated/refreshed stores have seen a 10 percent increase in same-store sales due to higher customer counts. Au Bon Pain hopes to add 20 additional units this year.

To learn more about the redesign, see Nation's Restaurant News here.

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