Panera Bread

Panera Bread

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Panera Opens Second Nonprofit Cafe, Plans Third

2010-11-23 The Panera Bread Foundation opened its second non-profit community café—called Panera Cares—in Dearborn, Michigan, and shared plans to open a third in...

Panera's Pink Ribbon Bagel is Back

2010-10-04

Bakery item returns for its 10th year helping support the fight against breast cancer. ...

Fast-Casual Sales Jump 30 Percent Over 2006

2010-08-27 Twenty-six percent of Mintel survey respondents have visited a fast-casual restaurant in the past month, versus 28 percent for the casual-dining segment.

Panera Scores Place on 'Fastest-Growing' List

2010-08-26 Company named to Fortune magazine's 2010 list of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies.

Five Guys Triumphs as Consumer Favorite, Study Says

2010-07-16 Market Force Information report shows that Five Guys is preferred consumer quick serve, followed by Panera and Chick-fil-A.

Panera's Board Gets a Director

2010-03-11 Thomas E. Lynch appointed as independent director of bakery cafe's board of directors.

Panera to Honor the Teachers That 'Rise Above'

2010-03-02 Ohio Panera Bread franchisee running fifth annual Rising Above student essay contest, which will nominate teachers for award.

Key to Panera Success? Customer Service

2010-02-25 BusinessWeek names bakery-cafe chain one of the top 25 "Customer Service Champs."...

Wendy's, Panera Execs to Speak on Loss Prevention

2010-02-23 David Karam and Michael Kupstas will speak at National Food Service Security Council's annual conference in August.

Strong Q4 of 2009 for Panera Bread

2010-01-21 Company-owned comparable sales increased 7.4 percent in Q4, and January comparable sales are up 9.4 percent through first 21 days.