Panera Bread is a casual fast-food chain that specializes in freshly baked food.
Every of their franchise’s baked goods is made fresh daily. In addition, the restaurants give out every unsold baked good to hunger relief organizations.
The chain has various food offered at the store. From cheesy bread to green salads. From gluten-free foods to chocolate cookies.
With about 1,800 branches across different locations over the world, it is a well-known traded company. The franchise headquarters is located in Sunset Hills, Missouri.
Its revenue is close to $2 billion, and it has about 40,100 employees of the company. The chain has had rapid expansion and success within the last few years, being one of the fast-growing restaurants.
FOOD SIZE PRICE
Frontega Chicken Whole $7.69 Frontega Chicken Half $5.69 Steak & White Cheddar Whole $8.79 Steak & White Cheddar Half $6.19
Premium Signature Sandwiches
Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT Whole $8.79 Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT Half $6.19 Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Whole $9.29 Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Half $6.59
Bacon Turkey Bravo Whole $7.69 Bacon Turkey Bravo Half $5.69 Napa Almond Chicken Salad Whole $7.19 Napa Almond Chicken Salad Half $5.29 Italian Combo Whole $8.29 Italian Combo Half $5.99 Asiago Steak Whole $8.29 Asiago Steak Half $5.99
Sierra Turkey Whole $7.19 Sierra Turkey Half $5.29 Smoked Turkey Breast Whole $6.39 Smoked Turkey Breast Half $4.69 Mediterranean Veggie Whole $6.39 Mediterranean Veggie Half $4.69 Classic Grilled Cheese Whole $6.39 Classic Grilled Cheese Half $4.69 Tuna Salad Whole $6.39 Tuna Salad Half $4.69 Smoked Ham & Swiss Whole $6.39 Smoked Ham & Swiss Half $4.69
Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken $8.69 Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame $8.19 Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken $8.69 Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Cage-Free Egg $8.19 Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame or Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Cage-Free Egg - Meal $11.18 Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken or Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken - Meal $11.68
Premium Signature Pastas
Chicken Tortellini Alfredo $8.19 Butternut Squash Ravioli $8.19 Pasta Primavera $8.19 Pesto Sacchettini Pasta $7.19 Tortellini Alfredo Pasta $7.19 Pesto Sacchettini or Tortellini Alfredo Pasta - Meal $10.18 Chicken Tortellini Alfredo, Butternut Squash Ravioli or Pasta Primavera - Meal $11.18
Mac & Cheese Small $4.99 Mac & Cheese Large $7.99 Mac & Cheese Bread Bowl $5.99
Tomato Mozzarella Flatbread $4.99 Chicken, Ham & Swiss Flatbread $5.99 Roasted Turkey Cranberry Flatbread $5.99 Southwestern Chicken Flatbread $4.99 Tomato Mozzarella or Southwestern Chicken Flatbreads 2 Pc. $7.59 Chicken, Ham & Swiss or Roasted Turkey Cranberry Flatbreads 2 Pc. $8.59
Premium Signature Salads
Chicken Cobb with Avocado Whole $8.79 Chicken Cobb with Avocado Half $6.19 Power Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Whole $9.29 Power Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Half $6.59 Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad Whole $9.29 Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad Half $6.59 Ancient Grain, Arugula & Chicken Salad Whole $9.29 Ancient Grain, Arugula & Chicken Salad Half $6.59
BBQ Chicken Salad Whole $8.49 BBQ Chicken Salad Half $5.99 Thai Chicken Salad Whole $8.79 Thai Chicken Salad Half $6.19 Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Whole $7.79 Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Half $5.69 Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Whole $8.49 Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Half $5.99 Chicken Caesar Salad Whole $7.79 Chicken Caesar Salad Half $5.69 Greek with Chicken Salad Whole $7.79 Greek with Chicken Salad Half $5.69 Classic with Chicken Salad Whole $7.79 Classic with Chicken Salad Half $5.69 Chicken Cobb Salad Whole $8.49 Chicken Cobb Salad Half $5.99
Greek Salad Whole $6.09 Greek Salad Half $4.59 Classic Salad Whole $6.09 Classic Salad Half $4.59 Caesar Salad Whole $6.09 Caesar Salad Half $4.59
Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup Cup $4.29 Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup Bowl $5.29 Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 Broccoli Cheddar Soup Cup $4.29 Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bowl $5.29 Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup Cup $4.29 All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup Bowl $5.29 All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 All-Natural Turkey Chili Cup $4.99 All-Natural Turkey Chili Bowl $5.99 All-Natural Turkey Chili Bread Bowl $6.19 Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Cup $4.29 Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Bowl $5.29 Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Cup $4.29 Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Bowl $5.29 Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 New England Clam Chowder Soup Cup $4.29 New England Clam Chowder Soup Bowl $5.29 New England Clam Chowder Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup Cup $4.29 Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup Bowl $5.29 Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 Baked Potato Soup Cup $4.29 Baked Potato Soup Bowl $5.29 Baked Potato Soup Bread Bowl $5.29 Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup Cup $4.29 Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup Bowl $5.29 Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup Bread Bowl $5.29
Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup $12.99 Broccoli Cheddar Soup $12.99 All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup $12.99 All-Natural Turkey Chili $18.99 Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup $12.99 Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup $12.99 New England Clam Chowder Soup $12.99 Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup $12.99 Baked Potato Soup $12.99 Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup $12.99
Kid's Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich $4.29 Kid's Grilled Cheese $4.29 Kid's Smoked Turkey Sandwich $4.29 Kid's Smoked Ham Sandwich $4.29 Kid's Caesar Salad $4.59 Kid's Classic Cafe Salad $4.59 Kid's Greek Salad $4.59 Signature Mac & Cheese Kid's Meal $4.99 Kid's Buttered Ribbon Noodle $4.49 Kid's Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup $4.29 Kid's Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup $4.29 Kid's Broccoli Cheddar Soup $4.29 Kid's All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup $4.29 Kid's Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup $4.29 Kid's Turkey Chili $4.99 Kids New England Clam Chowder Soup $4.29 Kids Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup $4.29 Kids Baked Potato Soup $4.29 Kids Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup $4.29
Espresso & Hot Drinks
Pumpkin Spice Latté (Limited Time) $4.09 Cafe Latté Regular $3.39 Cafe Latté Large $4.14 Skinny Cafe Mocha Regular $3.99 Skinny Cafe Mocha Large $4.74 Caramel Latté Regular $3.99 Caramel Latté Large $4.74 Cafe Mocha Regular $3.99 Cafe Mocha Large $4.74 Chai Tea Latté Regular $3.99 Chai Tea Latté Large $4.74 Cappuccino Regular $3.39 Cappuccino Large $4.14 Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows Medium $3.19 Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows Large $3.49 Hot Coffee Small $1.89 Hot Coffee Medium $2.09 Hot Coffee Large $2.25 Travel Refill $1.79 Hot Tea $1.79 Espresso $1.79
Low-Fat Mango or Wild Berry Smoothie Regular $4.29 Low-Fat Strawberry Banana Smoothie Regular $4.29 Low Fat Strawberry Smoothie with Ginseng Regular $4.29 Fat-Free Superfruit Power Smoothie with Ginseng Regular $4.29 Green Passion Power Smoothie Regular $4.29
Frozen Caramel or Mocha Medium $4.29 Frozen Caramel or Mocha Large $4.79
Soda Medium $1.99 Soda Large $2.19 Iced Caffe Latté $3.39 Iced Caffe Mocha $3.99 Iced Caramel Latté $3.99 Iced Coffee Medium $1.99 Iced Coffee Large $2.19 Iced Chai Tea Latté Medium $3.99 Iced Chai Tea Latté Large $4.74 Iced Green Tea Medium $2.69 Iced Green Tea Large $2.99 Iced Tea Medium $1.99 Iced Tea Large $2.19 Lemonade Medium $2.19 Lemonade Large $2.49 Water Bottle $1.99 Orange Juice Bottle $2.49 Horizon Reduced Fat Organic Milk or Chocolate Milk $1.69 Organic Apple Juice $1.69 San Pellegrino Sparkling Water Bottle $2.49 Panera Lemonade Bottle $2.19 Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Bottle $2.99 Blueprint Green or Red Juice Bottle $5.99
Cinnamon Crunch Bagel 1 Pc. $1.34 Asiago Bagel 1 Pc. $1.34 Plain Bagel 1 Pc. $1.05 Blueberry Bagel 1 Pc. $1.34 Everything Bagel 1 Pc. $1.05 Whole Grain Bagel 1 Pc. $1.05 Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat 1 Pc. $1.05 Sesame Bagel 1 Pc. $1.05 Chocolate Chip Bagel 1 Pc. $1.34 Cinnamon Swirl Bagel 1 Pc. $1.34 French Toast Bagel 1 Pc. $1.34 Pumpkin Pie Bagel (Limited Time) 1 Pc. $1.34 Bagel Pack (Bagels & 2 Tubs Of Cream Cheese Spread) 13 Pc. $13.99 Baker's Dozen 13 Pc. $9.99 Half Dozen Bagels 6 Pc. $6.25 Dozen & Half Bagels 18 Pc. $12.99
Plain Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.25 Plain Cream Cheese Tub $2.99 Reduced Fat Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.25 Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Tub $2.99 Hazelnut Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.25 Hazelnut Cream Cheese Tub $2.99 Chive and Onion Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.25 Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Tub $2.99 Reduced-Fat Roasted Veg 2 oz. $1.25 Reduced-Fat Roasted Veg Tub $2.99 Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.25 Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese Tub $2.99 Honey Walnut Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.25 Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Tub $2.99 Peanut Butter 2 oz. $0.80 Preserves 2 oz. $0.50
Parfaits, Fruit & Oatmeal
Fruit Cup $2.59 Strawberry Parfait $3.79 Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Chips & Pecans $4.19 Oatmeal with Fresh Strawberries & Pecans $4.19 Power Almond Quinoa Oatmeal $4.19
Pastries & Sweets
Cinnamon Roll 1 Pc. $2.79 Bear Claw 1 Pc. $2.69 Gooey Butter Pastry 1 Pc. $2.69 Cobblestone 1 Pc. $2.69 Pecan Braid 1 Pc. $2.69 Chocolate Pastry 1 Pc. $2.69 Cheese Pastry 1 Pc. $2.69 Pecan Roll 1 Pc. $2.69 Cherry Pastry 1 Pc. $2.69 Pastry Ring $8.79 Butter Croissant 1 Pc. $2.29 Carrot Cake with Walnuts 1 Pc. $2.69 Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Slice $2.69 Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Whole $15.49
Brownies & Cookies
Mitten Cookie 1 Pc. $2.49 Chocolate Chipper Cookie 1 Pc. $1.99 Toffee Nut Cookie 1 Pc. $1.99 Chocolate Duet Sandwich Cookie 1 Pc. $2.29 Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 1 Pc. $1.99 Candy Cookie 1 Pc. $1.99 Shortbread Cookie 1 Pc. $1.99 Petite Cookies 12 Pc. $4.99 Chocolate Brownie 1 Pc $2.49
Cupcakes, Muffins, Muffies & Scones
Apple Crunch Muffin 1 Pc. $2.19 Chocolate Chip Muffie 1 Pc. $1.59 Pumpkin Muffin 1 Pc. $2.19 Pumpkin Muffie 1 Pc. $1.59 Blueberry Muffin with Fresh Blueberries 1 Pc. $2.39 Cranberry Orange Muffin 1 Pc. $2.19 Cinnamon Crunch Scone 1 Pc. $2.59 Orange Scone 1 Pc. $2.59 Caramel Apple Thumbprint Scone 1 Pc. $2.59 Wild Blueberry Scone 1 Pc. $2.59 Mini Scone Variety Pack 9 Pc. $6.99
Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf $4.69 French Baguette $2.99 Asiago Cheese Demi $3.09 Asiago Cheese Loaf $4.49 All Natural White Bread Loaf $3.69 All Natural White Bread Miche $7.69 Sourdough Bread Bowl $1.99 Sourdough Loaf $3.59 Sourdough Extra Large Loaf $4.69 Whole Grain Loaf $3.69 Whole Grain Miche $7.69 Honey Wheat Loaf $3.69 Tomato Basil Loaf $4.99 Country Loaf $3.69 Country Miche $7.69 Rye Loaf $3.69 Rye Miche $7.69 Ciabatta Loaf $3.09 Sesame Semolina Bread Loaf $3.69 Sesame Semolina Bread Miche $7.69 Focaccia Bread With Asiago Cheese Loaf $3.39 Sea Salt Focaccia Loaf $3.09 Soft Dinner Roll $0.75 Sprouted Whole Grain Roll $0.99 Sourdough Bread Bowl 2-Pack $3.49 Sprouted Grain Rolls 6-Pack $3.99 Soft Dinner Rolls 6-Pack $2.99 Holiday Bread (Limited Time) $6.79
Apple $0.99 Banana $0.99 Chips $0.85 Baked Chips $0.99 Blueberry or Strawberry Squeezable Yogurt $1.25
Panera was initially a different set of restaurants known as St. Louis Bread. St. Louis Bread was established in 1987 by Ken Rosenthal.
It was first located in Kirkwood, Missouri. The company added 20 more locations to the chains. However, the franchise was then taken over by Au Bon Pain Co. Inc., which resulted in a change in management.
The average volume size for a restaurant was increased by 75%. At the time the increase occurred, the name of the chain was changed to Panera. Though the chain in St. Louis still kept their names.
Panera is from the Spanish and Latin languages, meaning “Bread Basket” and “Time for Bread”.
Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. realized that the best way to make the franchise reach its potential was to put off all of its resources.
The company was rebranded entirely and got the name we now know it to be today. Since the name change, the franchise growth has been rapid.
The stock prices grew, and new restaurants were established every five days. The company even got a stake in the growing chain Paradise Bakery and Café.
The franchise kept growing and even did some very unique things. For example, the chain was the first national chain to give its customers the calorie counts of their food. It was also the first to provide its customers with free Wi-Fi.
The chain continues to grow and expand itself with its various menu items.
The menu of the restaurant is very rich. There are a variety of approved menu items.
Their salad is of various choices for people of all types of diets. Panera restaurant also offers soups, breakfast items, pastries, soufflés, and even whole loaves. The variety is staggering. The taste is fresh and bold.
The environment is calm and relaxed. Guests get to sit at booths, tables, or even outside on a patio. There are different seating types for whatever a customer wants.
The music played in most stores is by and large classical music. Even during hectic lunch rushes, it’s easy to feel relaxed. The hygiene tends to be stellar, and restaurants are kept clean.
Customers are treated nicely and are well-considered. As a result, the chain doesn’t leave customers waiting for an extended period.
Despite how busy the franchise tends to get, wait times aren’t as terrible as they could be. There are several store locations across the United States. The only states which do not have any outlets are Utah, Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, or Wyoming.
Panera delivery services are so prompt. They also have a discount offer of 50% off on delivery for their members. It serves as a perfect way to test out the delivery service.
The placement order on their website is a non-complicated step, intuitive and straightforward. Its foods are always yummy and well package.
The package makes the food warm for a more extended period; since it only takes about 30 mins from the time the order was placed till its fulfillment.