Shares of Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) hit a 52-week low today, after the company's first-quarter profit fell by 12%, with same-0store sales staying roughly flat. Though the company did cite bad weather this winter as one cause of the reduced foot traffic, which has been a trend among several similar stocks, there may be other issues plaguing the company.
In this segment from Wednesday's MarketFoolery, host Chris Hill and Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser and Simon Erickson discuss the organization, customer experience, and throughput of Panera's restaurants, and make note of just how difficult these things may be to reform.
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