17 Facts About Panera Bread


Panera Bread offers a wide array of pastries and baked goods, such as bagels, brownies, cookies, croissants, muffins, and scones.

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

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In 2000, Panera Bread moved its headquarters to Richmond Heights, Missouri.

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In October 2008, Panera Bread expanded into Canada, opening locations in Richmond Hill, Thornhill, Oakville, and Mississauga in the Greater Toronto Area.

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In November 2010, Panera Bread relocated its headquarters to Sunset Hills while vacating its Richmond Heights headquarters and Brentwood, Missouri offices.

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Panera Bread leased additional space for its headquarters in 2013.

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Panera Bread unveiled its official Food Policy in June 2014, which detailed commitments to clean ingredients, transparency, and a positive impact on the food system.

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Panera Bread made a commitment to remove artificial additives on its "No No List" from the food in its US bakery-cafes by the end of 2016.

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In January 2017, Panera Bread announced its food menu was free of artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives.

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Panera Bread was notified privately about the vulnerability in August 2017 but failed to fix it until after it was disclosed publicly eight months later.

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In 2010, the company's nonprofit foundation created Panera Bread Cares, a "Pay what you can" restaurant in its home market of St Louis.

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The Panera Bread Cares in Chicago shut down at the end of January 2015.

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The Panera Bread Cares in Portland, Oregon shut down at the end of June 2016.

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Panera Bread announced the addition of more plant-based proteins, such as edamame and organic quinoa, to its menu.

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Panera Bread bakery-cafes donate $100 million worth of unsold bread and baked goods annually to local organizations in need.

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Panera Bread paid $5 million to settle all claims and denied any wrongdoing.

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In 2005, Panera Bread ranked 37th on Bloomberg BusinessWeek's list of "Hot Growth Companies", earning $38.

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