Panera Bread Company announced that it has purchased 32 franchise-operated bakery-cafes.
Carolina Turkeys was recognized by Panera Bread as the fast-casual chain's 2006 Supplier of the Year.
Wendy's and Panera Bread Co. are voted most popular.
Panera Bread's 1000th unit will officially open in Oakbrook, Illinois, on November 16.
Panera Bread has announced it has voluntarily removed trans fat from its menu. Panera Bread bakery-cafes will roll out the reformulated products by the end of February 2006.
Panera Bread today announced new agreements with Breads of the World, LLC to develop additional bakery-cafes in both the Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio, markets. Breads of the World currently operates more than 40 Panera locations in the region.
Panera Bread today announced an area development agreement with First Picks Bread Company, LLC for its continued expansion in California.
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.”