Company Description (as filed with the SEC)
Panera Bread Company and its subsidiaries, referred to as “Panera Bread,” “Panera,” the “Company,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” is a national bakery-cafe concept with 1,652 Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafe locations in 44 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. We have grown from serving approximately 60 customers per day at our first bakery-cafe to currently serving nearly 7.0 million customers per week system-wide, and are currently one of the largest food service companies in the United States. We believe our success is based on our ability to create long-term concept differentiation. We operate under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® and Paradise Bakery & Café® trademark names. Our bakery-cafes are located in urban, suburban, strip mall, and regional mall locations. We feature high quality, value priced food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. ... More ...