The St. Louis Business
reported Friday that Panera Bread (Nasdaq: PNRA) is considering
moving its St. Louis,Missouri-based offices to Boston to accommodate the company's
growth. That reference was inaccurate--Panera Bread is not considering the
option of consolidating its St. Louis offices with its Boston-area office.
The company is instead searching for space in the St. Louis area to combine its
current office locations in Richmond Heights and Brentwood, Missouri. Panera Bread says it plans to continue its 20-year presence in St. Louis
and looks forward to growing both its St. Louis and Boston-area offices as
they continue to expand.
The company says it is
committed to using great tasting, quality ingredients in the food it offers
and to contributing to the neighborhoods in which its customers and employees
live and work through programs like Operation Dough-Nation.
Headquartered in Richmond Heights, Panera Bread owns and franchises
1,115 bakery-cafes under the Panera Bread and Saint Louis Bread Co.