Panera Bread

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Panera Bread Company is an American chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations, all of which are in the United States and Canada.wikipedia
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Au Bon Pain

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The company, which also owns Au Bon Pain, is owned by JAB Holding Company, which is in turn owned by the Reimann family of Germany.
The company is owned by Panera Bread, which is owned by JAB Holding Company.

Sunset Hills, Missouri

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Its headquarters are in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.
Panera Bread is headquartered in Sunset Hills.

JAB Holding Company

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The company, which also owns Au Bon Pain, is owned by JAB Holding Company, which is in turn owned by the Reimann family of Germany.
In April 2017, JAB reached an agreement to buy U.S.-based Panera Bread, a fast casual bakery-café chain, for $7.5 billion.

Richmond Heights, Missouri

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In 2000, Panera Bread moved its headquarters to Richmond Heights, Missouri.
Panera Bread was formerly headquartered in Richmond Heights with a St. Louis Bread Co. bakery-cafe (as they are locally known) located across the street.

Paradise Bakery & Café

In 2007, Panera Bread purchased a 51% stake in Paradise Bakery & Café, a Phoenix metropolitan area-based concept with over 70 locations in 10 states, predominantly in the west and southwest, for $21.1 million.
It was independently established in 1976; as of 2009, it is wholly owned by Panera Bread.

Greater St. Louis

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The company operates as Saint Louis Bread Company in Greater St. Louis, where it has over 100 locations.

Blaine Hurst

Currently, Hurst is President and Chief Executive Officer of Panera, LLC.

SAME Cafe

CEO Ron Shaich based the idea on an NBC profile of the SAME Cafe in Denver, Colorado.
That broadcast inspired Panera Bread CEO Ron Shaich to create in 2010 a chain of six similar restaurants, Panera Cares, all of which closed by 2019.

Bagel

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This style of bagel was popularized by the St. Louis Bread Company, now known as Panera Bread.

Fast casual restaurant

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Panera Bread Company is an American chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations, all of which are in the United States and Canada.
The category is exemplified by chains such as Five Guys, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Shake Shack, Boston Market, Bruegger's, Captain D's, Culver's, Dig Inn, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Newk's Eatery, Noodles & Co., Panera Bread, Pizza Ranch, Pollo Tropical, Portillo's, Skyline Chili, Smashburger, Vapiano and Zaxby's.

Chain store

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Panera Bread Company is an American chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations, all of which are in the United States and Canada.

Canada

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Panera Bread Company is an American chain store of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with over 2,000 locations, all of which are in the United States and Canada.

Headquarters

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Its headquarters are in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

Suburb

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Its headquarters are in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

St. Louis

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Its headquarters are in Sunset Hills, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

Artisan

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These, along with Panera's artisan breads, are typically baked before dawn by an on-staff baker.

Panini (sandwich)

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Aside from the bakery section, Panera has a regular menu for dine-in or takeout including: flatbreads, panini, Panera Kids, pastas, salads, sandwiches, side choices, and soups, as well as coffee, espresso drinks, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, iced drinks, lattes, lemonade, and tea.

Espresso

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Aside from the bakery section, Panera has a regular menu for dine-in or takeout including: flatbreads, panini, Panera Kids, pastas, salads, sandwiches, side choices, and soups, as well as coffee, espresso drinks, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, iced drinks, lattes, lemonade, and tea.

Hot chocolate

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Aside from the bakery section, Panera has a regular menu for dine-in or takeout including: flatbreads, panini, Panera Kids, pastas, salads, sandwiches, side choices, and soups, as well as coffee, espresso drinks, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, iced drinks, lattes, lemonade, and tea.

Latte

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Aside from the bakery section, Panera has a regular menu for dine-in or takeout including: flatbreads, panini, Panera Kids, pastas, salads, sandwiches, side choices, and soups, as well as coffee, espresso drinks, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, iced drinks, lattes, lemonade, and tea.

Public company

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During its final 20 years as a public company, from 1997 to 2017, it was the best performing restaurant stock, delivering an 86-fold return to shareholders.

Hotspot (Wi-Fi)

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Panera was once the largest provider of free Wi-Fi hotspots in the United States.