Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Buys 32 Bakery-Cafes From Franchisees

2007-06-24 Panera Bread Company announced that it has purchased 32 franchise-operated bakery-cafes.

Carolina Turkey Named Panera 2006 Supplier of the Year

2007-06-05 Carolina Turkeys was recognized by Panera Bread as the fast-casual chain's 2006 Supplier of the Year.

Zagat Reveals Results of Fast-Food Survey

2007-05-11 Wendy's and Panera Bread Co. are voted most popular.

Panera to Open 1000th Unit

2006-11-03 Panera Bread's 1000th unit will officially open in Oakbrook, Illinois, on November 16.

Panera Bread Removes Trans Fat from Menu

2006-02-23 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 Announces Continued Expansion in Ohio

2006-01-17 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.

Newest Panera Bread Franchise Group Led by NFL Veteran Keyshawn Johnson to Develop Bakery-Cafes in California

2006-01-09 Panera Bread today announced an area development agreement with First Picks Bread Company, LLC for its continued expansion in California.

Panera to Expand in New York

2005-08-22 Panera Bread announced Thursday a new agreement with Doherty Breads, LLC to develop bakery-cafes in the Queens County region of New York.

Panera Reports a 61% Net Income Increase

2005-08-10 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.

Dunkin’ Brands Agrees To End Use of “U Pick 2” Promotion

2005-07-07 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.”...