Panera Bread

Panera Bread announced Thursday a new agreement with Doherty Breads, LLC to develop bakery-cafes in the Queens County region of New York.
Panera Bread Company yesterday reported that earnings per diluted share increased 57 percent to $0.33 for the 12 weeks ended July 12, 2005, compared to $0.21 per diluted share for the same period last year.
Panera Bread Company, the national leading bakery-cafe concept, today announced that Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., developer of Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin-Robbins, and Togo's quick-service restaurants, has agreed to immediately cease use of its “U Pick 2.”
Panera Bread Co. said Monday that sales increased 9.6 percent for the four weeks ended June 14.
New franchise group to develop 15 new bakery-cafes in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara counties.
Panera Bread Company’s first Arizona area developer plans to open 15 new bakery/cafes by 2011.
The 2004 Restaurant Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power and Associates found that Panera Bread ranks highest among quick-service restaurants in the Midwest and Northeast regions.
Panera Bread Company announced an agreement with the "Oakes/Cobo," franchise group to develop 10 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the counties of San Francisco and Marin, California.
Paul Twohig has resigned as executive vice president and chief operating officer of Panera Bread after nearly two years in those roles. No explanation was offered for the move.
New initiative extends Panera fresh food experience beyond the bakery-cafe
Panera Bread's system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales decreased 0.9% for the four weeks ended June 12, 2004.
Panera Bread and Viking Culinary Arts Centers are teaming up, according to a statement, "to celebrate the art of crafting bread and raise awareness of its importance in the American culture and diet."
Second quarter EPS sets a company record.
As predicted, sales were sluggish in February.
Systemwide comps up for 28th consecutive quarter at 4.8%; 115 stores opened in 2002.
Panera Bread reports system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 2 percent for the four weeks ended January 25.
Replacement for departing CFO William Moreton is sought.
CEO Ron Shaich says he remains comfortable with chain’s fourth quarter earnings target of $0.24per share.
The former Starbucks executive brings almost 30 years of foodservice experience with him.
Panera will also buy a bakery-cafe and other certain fixed assets from Dallas-Fort Worth Bakery, LP for approximately $1.5 million