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Scott Davis
Scott Davis is responsible for bringing the customer experience alive multi-dimensionally in Panera's bakery-cafes. His work includes the ongoing evolution of the Panera Bread concept, for which he draws on longtime experience at Panera as well as his time with Saint Louis Bread Co. where, in 1996, he spearheaded the creation of its new prototype bakery-cafe.

He joined Au Bon Pain Co. as a Store Manager in 1987. In 1993 he became New Concept Manager and led the development of the company's Choices concept. In 1995, he was tapped to create an R & D team for Saint Louis Bread Co. which later became known as Panera Bread as it expanded nationally. Davis was named Director that same year and has since led the Panera Concept Team. In May 2010 he was named Executive Vice President and has recently been honored by Nation's Restaurant News with its 2011 MenuMasters Innovator Award.

Entries by Scott Davis

Panera to Artificial Additives: We're Subtracting You

(0) Comments | Posted July 28, 2014 | 8:51 AM

Many things in modern life are inevitably complex. But does food have to be one of them?

When you buy a salad at a restaurant, for example, does the dressing need to come with a list of ingredients that only a chemist could understand and a linguist could pronounce?

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The FDA's Step on Antibiotics Could Help Animals Too

(2) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 3:24 PM

As news reports have noted, the Food and Drug Administration's decision to phase out the indiscriminate use of antibiotics in cows, pigs and chickens raised for meat is a step in the right direction for human health in this country. Each year, more than 2 million Americans are...

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Calorie Labeling: Take the Plunge

(4) Comments | Posted March 22, 2013 | 6:02 PM

Three years since the passage of the law meant to require calorie labeling, the Federal Government is reportedly having trouble carrying out the new requirements (AP, March 12, "FDA Head Says Menu Labeling 'Thorny' Issue"). In part, the AP says, that's because of the resistance of supermarkets, convenience...

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