Panera Bread of Kansas
About Us

Would you like to know more about our company, how we got started and who we are? These pages offer information on this Panera Bread franchise, contact information for sending us your comments, and an overview of the career opportunities available with Panera Bread of Kansas.

About the Franchisee

Original Bread, Inc. is an entity formed to develop and manage the franchise rights of Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the Kansas City Metro Area, Lawrence, Topeka, St. Joseph, Manhattan, Sedalia, Wichita and Derby. Original Bread currently operates 34 bakery-cafes. (24 in the Kansas City Metro area, 4 in Wichita and one each in Derby, Lawrence, Topeka, St. Joseph, Manhattan and Sedalia.)

Original Bread, Inc. opened it's first bakery-cafe (then called St. Louis Bread Company) in 1993 at College & Metcalf in Overland Park, Kansas. The first bakery-cafe in Wichita opened in 1995.

Original Bread, Inc. is a proud partner in our all of the communities in which we have stores. We participate with community events in a variety of ways.

At Original Bread, Inc., we pride ourselves on providing great customer service from friendly associates who provide an "everyday oasis" to our valued guests.

Original Bread, Inc. is proud of what they have accomplished over the past 24 years and looks forward to many more years of new store openings and continued success.
About Panera Bread

With the single goal of making great bread broadly available to consumers across America, Panera Bread freshly bakes more bread each day than any bakery-cafe concept in the country. Every day, at every location, trained bakers handcraft and bake each loaf from scratch, using all-natural ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads.

Panera Bread understands that great, freshly baked bread makes great meals - including made-to-order sandwiches, tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls. Our menu items, which start with our all natural, preservative-free breads, feature only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

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