Established in 1978, Au Bon Pain is a restaurant and caf chain that has more than 200 locations in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Its menu includes a selection of sandwiches, breads, soups, salads, entrees, desserts and beverages. Au Bon Pain specializes in making artisan bread. The restaurant chain also offers a special menu for children that includes chicken nuggets, grilled chicken sandwiches and pasta. Au Bon Pain offers catering services for several occasions and has a team of consultants that assists its customers with menu selections and order processing. It caters events for corporations, cultural institutions, hospitals and nonprofit foundations. The restaurant chain additionally provides gift baskets that include a variety of food items, such as pastries, cookies, brownies, coffee and tea. It has also established a Food for Life program that provides food to poor families and individuals.