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Panera Bread Corporate Office AddressPanera Bread Company
St Louis, Missouri 63127
Contact Panera BreadPhone Number: (314) 984-1000
Fax Number: (314) 909-3300
Email: Email Panera Bread
Number of Employees:
ExecutivesCEO: Ronald M. Shaich
CFO: Michael Bufano
COO: Charles J. Chapman
Panera Bread History
Panera Bread began in 1993 when Au Bon Pain purchased the St. Louis Bread Company. In 1999, Au Bon Pain sold its other restaurants and renamed itself to Panera Bread Company, realizing the huge potential of the brand.
In 2007, the chain purchased 70 stores from Paradise Bakery & Cafe, a Phoenix, AZ, based company. The company is the largest provider of free WiFi service in the country.
In 2008, Panera expanded operations into Canada.
In 2010, the company moved its headquarters to the Sunset Hills area of St. Louis.
In 2011, the company had $2.7 billion in revenue and almost 50,000 employees.
In 2015, the company announced plans to use 100% cage free eggs by 2020.
In March 2016, the company opened its 2000th location in Elyria, Ohio. The company has stated that it intends to remove all artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives from its “At Home” line of grocery products by the end of 2016.
Panera currently has over 2000 locations in 41 US states and Canada. The Panera Bread corporate office is still located in St. Louis, Missouri. The company’s locations in St Louis still operate under the name St. Louis Bread Company.