Panera Bread Franchise for Sale

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About Panera Bread

Founded by Ronald M. Shaich in 1981, the bakery-café chain known as Panera Bread began in Boston as a 400-square-foot store called the Cookie Jar. Three decades later, trained bakers at each of its company-owned and franchise-operated outlets throughout North America turn out fresh loaves of bread every day, understanding that a great meal always starts with a really wonderful loaf of bread. Described by its founder as a & quot;fast casual& quot; sandwich franchise, Panera Bread serves soup (in bread bowls, naturally!) as well as made-to-order sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes. Its bakery menu includes bagels, pastries and sweets. More than simply being a franchise opportunity and a fun place to eat, the company has established a non-profit foundation too, operating community Panera Cares cafés that have suggested donations instead of set prices. This allows everyone, regardless of their means, the opportunity to have a good meal.

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Panera Bread Franchising information

Panera Bread has more than 1,700 locations in 44 states across the nation and can also be found in bakery-cafés in Canada, under the names Saint Louis Bread Co., Paradis Bakery & Café as well as Panera Bread. Known for its high quality artisan breads, baked fresh daily, Panera Bread franchises benefit from the chain's vast loyalty program and dynamic approach to marketing, which includes new menu products as well as community outreach programs. While most Panera Bread franchises are suburban, the brand is starting to expand their large urban area operations, so if you're looking for a franchise for sale, you have a broad choice in terms of location. Coupled with its potential for international expansion, the future for Panera Bread and its new franchise owners seems limitless.

Min. Liquid Capital:
Total Investment:
$914,000 - $1,980,000
Franchise Fees:
Minimum Net Worth:
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