🠈 Panera Bread 🠊
Panera Bread, a subsidiary of JAB Holdings, is a chain of bakery cafés in the fast casual sector with a healthy selection of soups and salads to accompany artisan breads. As of 01/2018, Panera had over 2,100 restaurants.
Subsidiaries include Au Bon Pain and Paradise Bakery
The Panerathon is a benefit race to raise funds to end hunger.
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Panera Corporate History
Following are highlights in the company's corporate history.
- 1976: The bakery Au Bon Pain was created by Pavco in Boston's Faneuil Hall with an open kitchen to showcase Pavailler cooking equipment.
- 1978: Louis I. Kane paid $1.5 million for Au Bon Pain to sell baked goods.
- 1991: Au Bon Pain Co. held its IPO.
- 1993: Au Bon Pain Co. purchased the St. Louis Bread Company which was created by Ken Rosenthal in 1987.
- 1997: Au Bon Pain changed its name Panera (keeping the St Louis name in the St Louis area.).
- 1999: Panera sold the Au Bon Pan line to private equity firm Bruckmann, Rosser, Sherrill & Co..
- 2007: Panera purchased the Paradise Bakery and Café
- 1976: Paradise Bakery and Café was founded in Long Beach, Ca.
- ????: The company moved its headquarters to Scottsdale, Az.
- 1987: Chart House acquired Paradise Cafe.
- 1996: Java Centrale Inc. acquired The Paradise Cafe from Chart House. (ref)
- 2007: It had 70 stores when acquired by Panera.
- 2017: All stores except those in Az were rebranded as Panera
- 2010: Panera opened a chain of community kitchens called Panera Cares which used the "pay what you want" model.
- 2017-04: Panera was acquired by JAB Holdings of Luxemburg for $7B.
- 2017: JAB acquired Au Bon Pan reuniting the company.
- 2019: Panera closed the last of the Panera Care chain.
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- Wikipedia - Panera (Drawn 1/5/2018)
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