LNK partnered with management in a recapitalization of Au Bon Pain, acquiring a majority ownership interest.

LNK partnered with the company as it expanded in existing and new markets in the U.S. and internationally. In 2017, Au Bon Pain was acquired by Panera.


Au Bon Pain provides extensive choices combining chef-inspired bold and unique flavors. Their high quality and “good for you” ingredients result in a delicious culinary experience that keeps guests coming back to Au Bon Pain café bakeries worldwide. Au Bon Pain café bakeries are located on some of the most visible corners and crossroads and in urban buildings, college campuses, transportation centers, shopping malls, museums and hospitals.

The LNK team was an invaluable partner. They were always available to help, up-to-speed on what was going on in the business, and they followed through on every commitment.
Former CEO, Au Bon Pain