Panera Bread

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Panera Bread is a U.S. fast casual restaurant chain featuring bakery products, sandwiches and salads.

Headquartered in St. Louis, the company operates more than 1,800 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada, under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co. and Paradise Bakery & Café names.


3p Weekend: 10 Companies With Sensible Gun Policies

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Panera Bread Saying ‘Bye-Bye’ to Artificial Ingredients

Panera Bread shares progress on meeting its commitment to remove artificial ingredients from its U.S. Panera Bread and St. Louis Bread Co. menus.…
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3p Weekend: 10 Companies That Are Rethinking Food Waste

Food waste is a staggering global problem: Roughly a third of the food produced for human consumption every year — approximately 1.3 billion…

Panera Bread Shares Animal Welfare Progress

Panera Bread shared its progress on reducing antibiotic use and confinement for farm animals in its U.S. supply chain.

8 Companies Working to Eliminate Hunger

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Retailers Play Increased Role in Moving Markets Away from Toxic Chemicals

In response to market campaigns and consumer pressure, major retailers are playing an increased role in moving the market away from toxic chemicals.…

Raising Dough: Two Bakery Chains Drive Social Innovation

The Social Innovation Summit in NYC brings together organizations that aim to scale their social impact, such as the two large bakery chains…
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Chick-fil-A Commits to Serving Antibiotic-Free Chicken

Within five years, Chick-fil-A plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics in its 1,800 restaurants nationwide.
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Consumer “Search for Authenticity” Driving Food Sales Crisis

Food sales are in a crisis. Chain restaurants' growth formula of selling hamburgers, fries and soda at promotional prices has hit a profitability…
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Panera Bread Feeds the Hungry, and Markets Their Values

Panera Bread launches a new marketing campaign that focuses on their company values.

Panera Cares Proves People Care

Ronald Shaich is the founder of Panera Bread, the best performing restaurant stock when measured over the last decade. But that isn’t enough…