The following Awards and Recognitions reflect our accomplishments on a National front. We think these awards are inspiring demonstrations of the Panera Bread concept.

2013

  • COEX Innovation Awards

    CULINARY/OPERATIONS, NATIONAL CHAIN WINNER

    Panera Bread named Culinary/Operations, National Chain Winner

2012

  • Harris Poll EquiTrend®

    Casual Dining Brand Of The Year

    Panera Bread named Casual Dining Brand of the Year

  • Sandelman & Associates 2012 Quick-Track® Study.

    #2 Among Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains

    Panera Bread ranked #2 among Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains (500 or more units)

  • Sandelman & Associates 2012 Quick-Track® Study.

    #1 Attractive/Inviting Restaurant Among Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains

    Panera Bread ranked #1 Attractive/Inviting Restaurant among Excellent Large Fast-Food Chains (500 or more units)

2011

  • Harris Poll EquiTrend®

    Casual Dining Brand Of The Year

    Panera Bread named Casual Dining Brand of the Year

  • MUFSO Pioneer Award

    Significant Contributor To Industry

    Panera Bread Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board Ron Shaich honored with this award for being one of the most significant contributors in the history of the food service industry

  • Nation’s Restaurant News MenuMasters Innovator Award

    Innovation

    Panera Bread Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer Scott Davis honored

2010

  • BusinessWeek

    Customer Service Leader

    Panera Bread® named to BusinessWeek's 2010 list of top 25 "Customer Service Champs" 

  • FORTUNE

    Fastest Growing Companies

    Panera Bread® Named to FORTUNE Magazine's 2010 List of 100 Fastest-Growing Companies 

  • QSR

    Top 50 Quick Service Brands

    Panera Bread® named #1 Fast Casual.

  • Dessert Professional

    Top Ten Bread Baker

    Tom Gumpel of Panera Bread® named among Top Ten Bread Bakers in America by Desert Professional Magazine.

2009

  • AdvertisingAge

    America’s Hottest Brands

    Panera Bread is named to AdAge's lsit of Hottest Brands, November 2009

  • Restaurants & Institutions

    Consumers' Choice In Chains

    Panera Bread wins Platinum Award, Sandwich category

  • Health Magazine

    Healthiest

    Panera Bread® Named #1 Healthiest for Eating on the Go
    by Health Magazine: America’s Leading Bakery-Cafe
    Concept Awarded Top Spot for Variety of Healthy Menu
    Options, Whole Grain Breads and Half-Sized Items.