Welcome to the Panera Bread Press Room. Here you'll find various resources on the nation's bread leader, including press releases, company information and the history behind our award-winning bakery-cafes. You can also learn about the characteristics of our freshly baked, handcrafted breads and explore the fascinating history of one of the world's oldest foods. Press information available on this Site is intended for media seeking information about our operations within the United States.
You can review all of the past year's press releases in our archives.
- April 24, 2013:
Panera Bread Co-CEO Bill Moreton to Transition to Executive Vice Chairman
- April 23, 2013:
First Quarter 2013 Earnings Release
- February 18, 2013:
Panera Bread Introduces New Platform to Express Brand Values, Purpose and Culture: "Live Consciously"
Panera Bread in the News
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June 5, 2013, The Wall Street Journal
Boss Talk: A New Test for Panera's Pay-What-You-Can
February 7, 2013, WCVB-TV Chronicle
January 12, 2013, MSNBC
What's the Big Idea
January 6, 2013, MSNBC Your Business
Learning from the Pros
December 25, 2012, The Boston Globe
Panera Cares, Nonprofit Outpost of Chain, to Open Soon
July 21, 2012, The New York Times
Your Company Can Deliver, But Can It Discover?
July 18, 2012, FORTUNE
A Founder's Bold Gamble on Panera
- June 6, 2011, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Making a Difference: Panera tries 'pay as you please' option
- May 16, 2011, Associated Press
Pay-what-you-want Panera called a success
- February 3, 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek
Hard Choices: Ronald M. Shaich
- January 30, 2011, The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine
Is Ron Shaich Out to Lunch?
- December 27, 2010, CBS News
Pay-As-You-Wish at "Panera Cares"
- November 8, 2010, Bloomberg Businessweek
How Panera Bread Kept Rising Through the Recession
- October 19, 2010, Forbes
Panera Bread: Making Dough Despite Tough Times
- October 7, 2010, The Economist
Dough Rising: Panera's restaurants are thriving in the downturn
- August 2, 2010, TIME
- May 18, 2010, Associated Press
Panera cafe says pay what you want
- May 18, 2010, USA Today
Non-profit Panera cafe: Take what you need, pay what you can
- March 16, 2010, ABC News "Good Morning America"
Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart Top Picks for Salads at Chain Restaurants
- March 8, 2010, Consumer Reports’ ShopSmart
Salad Toss Up: ShopSmart Puts 20 Salads from 8 National Chains to the Test Plus, 8 Chefs' Tips to Make Yummier, More Satisfying Salads at Home
- January 25, 2010, Investor’s Business Daily
Panera’s Ron Shaich Really Rolls In The Dough
- December 23, 2009,Time
How Panera Bread Defies the Recession
- November 16, 2009, AdvertisingAge
America’s Hottest Brands: Panera Bread
- October 2009, Fast Company
Rising Dough: Why Panera Bread Is on a Roll
- September 7, 2009, “Beyond the Boardroom with Jonathan Tisch”
Interview with Ron Shaich (video clip)
- August 18, 2009, Wall Street Journal
Slicing the bread but not the prices
- July 22, 2009, USA Today
Panera bakes a recipe for success