Panera Bread: History

Panera Bread: History


Company FAQs

When was Panera Bread established?
Who is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer?
Ronald M. Shaich
Where is Panera Bread headquartered?
6710 Clayton Road
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Tel: (314) 633-7100
Fax: (314) 633-7200
What is the NASDAQ ticker symbol for Panera Bread?
Where are Panera Bread® bakery-cafes located?
Panera Bread is expanding quickly across North America, operating 1,252 company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes in 40 states and in Canada as of December 30, 2008.

What is the company mission?
A loaf of bread in every arm®
What is bread leadership?
With the single goal of making great bread broadly available to consumers across America, Panera Bread freshly bakes more bread each day than any bakery-cafe concept in the country. Every day, at every location, trained bakers craft and bake each loaf from scratch, using the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads.
Panera Bread bakery-cafes showcase the art and craft of bread making, helping customers truly appreciate and enjoy a great loaf of bread by studying its crust, crumb and craft. Panera Bread understands that great bread makes great meals, from made-to-order sandwiches to tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls.
Panera Bread is widely recognized for driving the nationwide trend for specialty breads. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Panera Bread scored the highest level of customer loyalty among quick-casual restaurants, according to research conducted by TNS Intersearch. For the sixth consecutive year, customers rated Panera Bread tops among chain restaurants in the 2007 Sandleman & Associates Quick-Track "Awards of Excellence." Additionally, Zagat rated Panera Bread Number One in the following categories in its 2007 fast-food chains survey: Overall, Food, Facilities and Popularity Rankings. Panera Bread has also won Awards and Recognition in nearly every market across states.


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