panerakiosksPerhaps looking to get ahead of the onslaught of minimum wage increases that are being kicked around in state houses and city and town halls across the country, Panera Breads recently confirmed to USA Today that by 2016, all cashiers in the company’s 1800 stores around the country will be replaced with kiosks!  Ironically, Panera CEO Ron Shaich, who donated almost $36,000 to the Obama Victory Fund in 2012, supports increasing the minimum wage.