Panera Bread Corporate Office

Panera Bread Corporate Office Address

Panera Bread Company
3630 S. Geyer Rd Suite 100
St Louis, MO 63127

Contact Panera Bread

Phone Number: 314-984-1000
Fax Number: 314-909-3300
Email: Email Panera Bread


CEO: Ronald M. Shaich
CFO: Thomas Patrick Kelly
COO: Charles J. Chapman

Panera Bread History

Panera Bread began in 1993 when Au Bon Pain purchased the St. Louis Bread Company.  In 1999, Au Bon Pain sold it’s other restaurants and renamed itself to Panera Bread Company, realizing the huge potential of the brand.

In 2007, the chain purchased 70 stores from Paradise Bakery & Cafe, a Phoenix, AZ based company.

In 2008, Panera expanded operations into Canada.

Panera currently has over 1500 locations in 41 US states and Canada.  The Panera Bread corporate office is still located in St. Louis, Missouri.    The company’s locations in St Louis still operate under the name St. Louis Bread Company.

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Joely rivera August 2, 2015 at 2:24 am

I will like to start off by saying I enjoy Panera bread. I work at a hospital up the street and I come weekly to eat. I have experienced something that bothered me . Olivia Flores ( Youree Dr. shreveport, LA location) took my order. I kept watching her ask a young man to serve me because she did not want to. I watched my food sit there for a while as she kept calling the young man to hand it to me. (He was busy cooking) as he handed me my food I kindly ask him “did she not want to serve me” and he responds “yeah kinda sorta maybe” and laughs as he walks off. I come again to eat lunch and she is there with the same attitude . I no longer feel welcomed or even comfortable. I called the manager on duty and feel asthough he didnt do his part because it happened again. I would appreciate for someone to handle this. If not that i dont plan on coming back as much as i love the food.


Joy July 31, 2015 at 2:21 pm

The Panera at the Orange Mall in Org. CA. is a busy cafe. The manager is ineffectual and need to be replaced or re-trained. I was there today about 8:30 AM and there were no more than 8 bagels in the baskets. I witnessed a customer asking for more bagels and the manager replied, “NO” and no apology. The customer left and made a VERY unhappy comment. This is not a one time experience with me as I have left the cafe by 9:30 AM, still no bagels. I have questioned another cafe manager, at a training cafe and was told it was company policy to maintain a certain amount of popular bagels so the customer is happy and returns . Why is this not a practice in Orange?
At the Orange location I must say that Bertha the employee that cleans the tables and brings you the food is a jewel. She keeps the cafe running perfectly from cleaning glass in the door to having the coffee pots always full, She is always working with a friendly smile and hello. A Fantastic employee! She makes each visit a happy experience.-


Tim July 30, 2015 at 2:17 am

Dear Ronald M. Shaich,

You’re store in Palm Springs, CA, Store number 601356 has a manager issue. Zara the lady that runs the place and Sean the Associate manager (I think), his position label might be something else. These two have torn that store to the ground. Just tonight, 7/29/2015, two great associates put in their two weeks notice because Sean harasses employees constantly and has absolutely 0 people skills. I am truly shocked as to how a person like this can be in charge of anyone. You want Panera Bread to be a place for people to come and work, care about their job and be proud members of a team that gets it done? You need to seriously start with new management. Nobody should have to be harassed every single shift. One of the two associates that placed their two weeks notice called off one single time in the 4-5 month span that she was working because of a medical issue. The two managers above made “jokes” about it every single shift and Sean specifically would talk down to all associates like he was a dictator. There is a difference in being just a manager and a leader. Every single manger that is put in charge needs to be a leader in this type of work. If they continue to dictate everything then there will be no associates for them to yell at. Anyways, Panera Bread seems like a decent company from the outside but on the inside it’s a whole other story.

Pissed off customer.


TW July 29, 2015 at 12:39 pm

First of all, Panera has made it very difficult to register complaints. Throwing up obstacles, I guess, makes it more likely that griping customers will just give up and not trouble the company with criticism. So here’s my complaint:
My Panera promised me free coffee during July. When I went to one of the Dunwoody, GA, locations at around 11:00 today, I was told rather brusquely that I had no rewards. Last time I checked today is the 29th of July, so Panera has obviously found some way to cheap out on its promise to me.
Not only is Panera requiring more purchases to get rewards (now 8 and counting), but it is also not following through on its promises. I have spent a lot of money at Panera over the years, and I have become disgusted with its miserliness and poor customer service.


Christy Wellman July 28, 2015 at 1:17 pm

I worked in a very busy area located in the University area in Charlotte, NC. A business where multiple people order delivery at lunch every single day M-F. Being that it is difficult to get away from my desk at lunch, I was please to find that our local Panera Bread will deliver. However, I was incredibly appalled to learn that PB charges a $3.00 delivery fee, none of which is given to the delivery driver who provides their own way of transportation, but “that there is still an option when placing your order online for a delivery driver tip.”

Shame on you PB. Another form of corporate greed at its finest. I will make sure everyone in my office is aware of this unfortunate circumstance, and will continue to support another local delivery service instead.


Visar Deliu , Amra Suljic July 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

This is an addition to out previous comment. The cashier is Richard and our check number is 457620 .


Kenny July 21, 2015 at 12:03 am

You have some serious issues at the Victorville, CA. store. Constantly dirty dining room, out of products, and rude employees. I posted on YELP, and am not alone when it comes to the problems. You need to read the comments in YELP. I believe it must be a management issue. I have been to other Panera restaurants and like them. I have never had a good experience at the Victorville, CA restaurant.


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