Former Panera Exec Joins Upstart Fast Casual as COO

September 16, 2016

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Dig Inn brought in more than $20 million in funding since it launched around five years ago.
Farm-to-counter fast casual Dig Inn sets sights on expansion.
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With 12 locations in the Northeast and several more slated to open, farm-to-counter fast casual Dig Inn named former Panera Bread executive Irene Cook as its new COO.

Cook joined Dig Inn this week after leading operations at Panera for 12 years, and will focus on recruiting talent for the company and implementing a restaurant opening process as the brand grows.

With 11 restaurants in New York and one in Boston, Dig Inn has five more under development in those areas and is looking to expand to markets including Chicago, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.