February 2, 2020 - Start at Shea, the student executive team of the Edmund H. Shea Jr. Center for Entrepreneurship at Boston College, is excited to announce that Panera will be attending the Startup and Entrepreneurship fair on Thursday, February 20!
Panera began in 1980 as a single, 400-square-foot cookie store in Boston, Massachusetts, and is now a leading restaurant brand with more than 2,300 bakery-cafes in the United States and Canada, 140,000 associates and annual systemwide sales in the billions.
Panera offers a wide array of pastries and baked goods, such as bagels, brownies, cookies, croissants, muffins, and scones. These, along with Panera's artisan breads, are typically baked before dawn by an on-staff baker. Aside from the bakery section, Panera has a regular menu for dine-in or takeout including: flatbreads, panini, Panera Kids, pastas, salads, sandwiches, side choices, and soups, as well as coffee, espresso drinks, frozen drinks, fruit smoothies, hot chocolate, iced drinks, lattes, lemonade, and tea.
During its final 20 years as a public company, from 1997 to 2017, it was the best performing restaurant stock, delivering an 86-fold return to shareholders.
On July 18, 2017, JAB Holding Company acquired the company for $7.16 billion.
Industry: Bakery, Food and Beverage, Restaurants, Technology, Delivery
Job Opportunities: Info Coming Soon!
Company Website: https://www.panerabread.com/