Panera Bread Company

Panera founder to step down as CEO; company buys Au Bon Pain

NEW YORK/November 8, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Panera Bread founder Ron Shaich is stepping down as CEO and the company is buying Au Bon Pain — bringing together two chains the executive helped build. The companies did not disclose on Wednesday how much Panera was paying for Au Bon Pain, an acquisition it says will boost … Continue reading Panera founder to step down as CEO; company buys Au Bon Pain

Panera Bread Company And JAB Complete Acquisition

ST. LOUIS, MO/July 18, 2017 (STL.News) The marriage between Panera Bread Company and JAB is official. On Tuesday, St. Louis-area based Panera Bread Company announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Panera by an investment vehicle of JAB Consumer Fund and JAB Holding Company.  Under the terms of the transaction, Company shareholders will receive $315 … Continue reading Panera Bread Company And JAB Complete Acquisition

Panera to Debut Plant-Based, Protein-Rich and Nutrient-Packed Menus

New Panera Menus Aimed at Giving Customers More Control St. Louis, MO/July 15, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – Clean eating is a dining trend that’s overtaken the restaurant industry.  The instant-mixed, freeze-dried, chemically preserved fare that used to pass for food is drawing our collective disdain.  This desire for fresh, sustainable, real food has led hungry diners … Continue reading Panera to Debut Plant-Based, Protein-Rich and Nutrient-Packed Menus

Panera Stockholders Approve Merger With JAB Holdings

ST. LOUIS, July 11, 2017 (STL.NEWS)  Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) announced that at a special meeting today, Panera’s stockholders overwhelmingly approved the previously announced merger agreement relating to the proposed transaction between Panera and JAB Holdings. Subject to the terms and conditions of the merger agreement, at the effective time of the merger, each share … Continue reading Panera Stockholders Approve Merger With JAB Holdings

Another Potential Bidder Eying Panera Buyout

Burger King Parent Said to be Exploring Options St. Louis, MO/April 11, 2017 (STLRestaurant.News) – The story that St. Louis-based Panera Bread is going to be purchased by an out of town entity just got a lot more complicated.  Last Tuesday we reported on the rumors that the bakery-cafe chain was going to be bought … Continue reading Another Potential Bidder Eying Panera Buyout

Panera Bread Company outperforms major market index

Panera outperforms major market index followed by analyst downgrade St. Louis, MO/December 5, 2016 (STL.News) Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) is a St. Louis based food service provider company with approximately 1,970 Company-owned and franchise-operated establishments located in more than 45 states. According to online sources the Company has been downgraded from “strong buy” to … Continue reading Panera Bread Company outperforms major market index