Panera Bread

Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Announces Expansion in California

2005-06-01 New franchise group to develop 15 new bakery-cafes in San Mateo, Santa Cruz, and Santa Clara counties.

Panera Moves Into Arizona

2005-02-07 Panera Bread Company’s first Arizona area developer plans to open 15 new bakery/cafes by 2011.

The Results Are In

2005-02-01 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.

Northern California New Home for Panera Bread Cafes

2005-01-27 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.

Panera Operations Chief Resigns

2004-12-03 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.

Panera Bread Launches Via Panera for Bakery Fresh Carry-Out

2004-09-07 New initiative extends Panera fresh food experience beyond the bakery-cafe...

Panera Sales Drop

2004-06-24 Panera Bread's system-wide comparable bakery-cafe sales decreased 0.9% for the four weeks ended June 12, 2004.

Panera and Viking Team Up to Push Bread

2003-12-16 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."...

Panera Reports Second Quarter Results

2003-08-07 Second quarter EPS sets a company record.

Panera Bread Systemwide Comp Sales Negative

2003-03-13 As predicted, sales were sluggish in February.