Panera Bread

Monthly systemwide sales still consistently in the 5% range.
Making serious bread: Earnings per share increased 70% and same-store comps up 5.1%.
Comparable sales up over 5% for the month and quarter.
The agreement will bring 30 bakery-cafes to southern California.
System-wide sales up 4.4% For the Four Weeks Ended September 7, 2002.
For the four weeks ended August 10th, systemwide comparable sales increased 5.3 percent
System-wide sales and total revenues increased 45 percent and 43 percent, respectively, for the 12 weeks ended July 13, 2002. This marks the 26th consecutive quarter that Panera Bread (on a stand-alone basis) has reported positive comparable company bakery-cafe sales.
In the four week period ended July 13th, the Panera Bread reported a 5.2 percent increase in comparable same-store sales, and a 6.2 percent increase in its second quarter
With the close of its second development deal in Southern California, Panera hopes to build and maintain a strong presence in the area.
New franchise group to develop fourteen units in northwest Los Angeles county
As a result of its impressive first quarter numbers, Panera now says it plans revise several of its 2002 targets, including its projected store openings and systemwide store sales
Systemwide weekly sales also increased during the first quarter of 2002, by 5.9%
Panera's newest franchise group, Blue Ridge Foods, is expected to open 14 units in the area by the end of the year.
Chairman Ron Shaich says stock split is indicative of the Board of Directors's confidence in Panera's growth.
Bakery-cafe chain only restaurant listed among Top 10 companies.
Panera Bread Company reported that net income for the 12 weeks ended December 29, 2001, rose 101 percent to $4,755,000, or $0.32 per diluted share.
The publicly held Panera Bread Company today reported that systemwide comparable bakery-cafe sales increased 6.6 percent for the four weeks ended January 26, 2002.
Panera Bread Company announces it's signed with a new franchise group to develop twenty units in three Houston-area counties.
Panera says its same-store sales increased 5.7 percent for the four weeks ended December 1, 2001.
It's not just the bread that's rising at Panera. Third-quarter net income at the chain jumped more than 81 percent.