Average system-wide weekly sales (excluding the three specialty bakery- cafes) increased 9.8% to $32,614 for the four weeks ended August 11, 2001 compared to $29,705 for the four weeks ended August 5, 2000.
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises bakery-cafes under the Panera Bread and Saint Louis Bread Co. names. The company is a leader in the emerging specialty bread/cafe category due to its unique bread combined with a quick, casual dining experience. Additional information is available on the company's website, www.panerabread.com .
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