New York City -- Fast-casual restaurant operator Au Bon Pain is launching a major remodeling program that will transform all of its 318 cafes. The Boston-based chain also is testing iPads as an order-taking device in select stores.
Under this initiative, the company has already remodeled a majority of its cafes in the greater New York City area, one of the company's largest markets.
The café interiors will be redesigned to speed service, particularly at the sandwich bar, where a more efficient ordering process utilizing iPads is being tested at several locations. The seating areas will be refurbished, and team members are now distinguished by new black uniforms with a sunburst orange apron.