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Panera Bread









St. Louis, MO


About Panera Bread

Panera Bread (Panera) is a casual restaurant chain based in St. Louis, Missouri. The company operates cafe-style locations in 40 states and Canada. The Panera menu is mainly structured around bread products, including bagels, pastries and breakfast items.

Products & Services

The company labels its restaurants as Bakery-Cafes, where customers can place orders for carryout or sit-down service. The Bakery menu features most of Panera’s purely bread-based items, like muffins, sweet rolls, baked egg souffles, and more. Cafe items include a variety of cold and hot sandwiches in addition to tossed salads. The company also makes pasta dishes and rotating seasonal soups. Variations of these items are available in smaller portions on the Panera Kids menu. Panera locations are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


The company that developed the Panera Bread brand was founded in 1981 by Louis Kane and Ron Shaich. Au Bon Pain Co., as the company was originally called, began opening bakery-cafes throughout the 1980s. After purchasing Saint Louis Bread Company in 1993, Au Bon Pain Co. began developing the Panera Bread brand in the St. Louis region. Four years later, the company divested itself of all business units, including the self-titled Au Bon Pain chain, except for Panera Bread. After renaming the company for its new signature brand, Panera expanded nationally, eventually reaching almost 2,000 bakery-cafes total. The company operates under the Panera Bread name in addition to Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Cafe, which it acquired in 2009.

Job Opportunities

Panera Bread is a publicly traded entity. The company offers a variety of career opportunities, including hourly and salaried positions. Retail jobs are available for bakers, associates, managers, and more. Panera also offers positions in its corporate offices, including HR, Legal, Finance, and Supply Chain jobs. Students pursuing degrees in hospitality or pastry arts may be eligible for one of Panera’s internship programs.

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Auburn, NY

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