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We are Panera Bread And we believe that good food, food you can feel good about, can bring out the best in all of us. Food served in a warm, welcoming environment, by people who care. To us, that’s good eating and that’s why we’re here. Panera began in 1980 as a cookie store ...
Mission: We are inspired by our mission and purpose: “One Panera for a Healthier and Happier World.”

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On July 1st , José Alberto Dueñas, current CEO and President of Einstein Bros. Bagels, was appointed CEO of Panera Brands: “I’m truly honored to have the opportunity to lead the phenomenal group of people at Panera Brands and be part of what is undoubtedly one of the most iconic brands in food. I believe that with this incredibly dedicated team and our great franchisee partners we can continue to deliver a best-in-class guest experience, increase our positive impact in the communities we serve and accelerate key growth-driving initiatives to prepare the Company for a future public listing.” – José Alberto Dueñas, Incoming CEO of Panera Brands Interested in learning more? Click here:
Panera Brands Prepares IPO With Next-generation Leadership and Board Appointments
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The Panera Bread Foundation envisions a world in which young people can unlock their full potential and dare to dream — a world in which opportunity and economic mobility are accessible and equitable for all. We proudly announced our 30 new grant partners who are dedicated to supporting the future leaders of tomorrow. With the support of Panera Bread, our franchisees, and our guests, The Panera Bread Foundation was able to more than triple our grants this year donating $2M to our community partners.
The Panera Bread Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Awards

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Panera Bread CEO José Alberto Dueñas
José Alberto Dueñas
60 Ratings
    Cashier/Bakery Opener
    Former Employee, less than 1 year
    Minnetonka, MN
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    -Good Tips -Flexible Hours -Caring Staff


    -Early Hours -Can get challenging during rush times

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    Applied online74%
    In Person17%
    Employee Referral5%

    1. Sales Associate/Cashier Interview

      Anonymous Employee in Mequon, WI
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      It was easy and comfortable. I was nervous at first but the manager there was nice and a very chill dude. I was offered the job on the spot and began my orientation the following week.

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    Panera Bread Awards & Accolades

    • 2023 Best Practices Employer of ChoiceBlack Box Intelligence (formerly TDn2K)2023
    • 2023 Fast Casual Top 100 Movers and ShakersFast Casual.com2023
    • Fortune 500Fortune2015
    • Culinary/Operations, National Chain WinnerCOEX Innovation Awards2013
    • Casual Dining Brand Of The YearHarris Poll EquiTrend®2012

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