Our newsroom is a great resource for information about Panera Bread locations in the Kansas City metro area and across Kansas. Here you’ll find recent media coverage, press releases, images and other information on our franchise.
October 23, 2013
Panera Bread of Kansas and Participants in the 1st Annual Diabetes Dash for Life 5K Donate $18,000 to the local Kansas City
Chapter of the JDRF.
From Left to Right: Rick Austin – President of JDRF Board of Directors, Brian Cole - 5K Race Director,
Karen Cole - Marketing Manager at Panera Bread and Leslie High – Executive Director of JDRF
October 22, 2013
Panera Bread of Kansas Donates over $35,000 to Gilda’s Club of Kansas City
Pictured form left to right: Michelle Cole, Christie Glaeser, Angela Lawrence and Penni Johnson
November 27, 2012
Panera Bread Associates donate gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital 4th Annual Operation Morgan's G.I.F.T.
July 30, 2012
Mike Greenwood, Bakery District Manager for Panera Bread of Kansas, spoke at Honey Tree Academy!
Mike, and the kids, had a great time at the event! Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the kids Mike!
May 29, 2012
Original Bread, Inc. is very proud to announce that we have been named a 2012 Business Appreciation Month Merit Award winner
from the Kansas Department of Commerce's annual celebration of Kansas businesses and their
contributions to their communities and the state economy.
November 30, 2011
Panera Bread of Kansas Donates over $32,000 to Gilda’s Club of Kansas City
November 29, 2011
For the past 17 years B98 Radio in Wichita has run a promotion called Stuff the Bus where they go around to
area businesses during a 3 day period to collect gifts and supplies to benefit Catholic Charities Harbor House
and YWCA Women’s Center. Our Rock Road store is the always the first “Collection Stop”.
November 28, 2011
Panera Bread of Kansas and its Customers Collect for the Salvation Army
November 16, 2011
Panera Bread Associates donate over $14,000 in gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital 3rd Annual OPERATION G.I.F.T.
September 22, 2011
Panera Bread named Philanthropic Business of the Year!!! StayClassy has announced the
winners of the 3rd Annual CLASSY Awards, the largest philanthropic award ceremony in the
country, recognizing the achievements of individuals, nonprofits and businesses nationwide.
Making it through several rounds of judging and voting, winners were chosen from 2,000
nominations and their stories inspired more than 250,000 people to cast their vote.
September 20, 2011
Mike Greenwood, Bakery District Manager for Panera Bread of Kansas, spoke at Emerson Elementary's
Career Chat Day in Kansas City! Mike, and the kids, had a great time at the event!
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the kids Mike!
May 24, 2011
We are so pleased to share with you that Original Bread, Inc (Panera Bread of Kansas) has been named one of
Ingram’s Kansas City, Best Companies to Work for 2011!!!! This honor was given to everyone on the team at Original Bread, Inc
for our individual merits, strong cultural beliefs and sound history as a community minded organization. Read More
May 11, 2011
Panera Bread of Kansas was proud to donate chairs to Reconciliation Services of Kansas City for their dining room.
Click the link above and you can learn more about Reconciliation Services.
May 10, 2011
Panera Bread of Kansas is proud to join the Leawood Chamber of Commerce
Click the link above and you can learn more about the Leawood Chamber of Commerce.
March 31, 2011
Panera Bread is proud to be a sponsor of the Make A Wish Foundation.
We are granting a wish to a 12 year old boy whose wish is to go to Disney World.
December 14, 2010
Local Panera Bread Customers Donate $5,000 To Reconciliation Services of Kansas City
December 9, 2010
Panera Bread Associates donate over $13,000 in gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital
November 18, 2010
Panera Bread of Kansas and its Guests Helped Stock the Shelves for the Salvation Army
October 22, 2010
Panera Bread Donates $20,000 to Young Survival Coalition of Kansas City
February 3, 2010
2009 IVR Sweepstakes Winners Announced
January 12, 2010
Health Department announces Food Excellence Award recipients
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December 7, 2009
Panera Bread of Kansas Offers Holiday Brunch Tips
November 20, 2009
Panera Bread of Kansas and its Customers Collect for Operation: Stock the Shelves
November 4, 2009
Panera Bread® Celebrates the Season with New Classics and Returning Holiday Favorites
October 26, 2009
Local Panera Bread Customers Donate $5,000 to the Children’s Mercy Lisa Barth Chapel
October 23, 2009
Operation G.I.F.T. 2009
October 14, 2009
Panera Bread Donates $18,000 to Young Survival Coalition of Kansas City
August 26, 2009
Experience the Flavors of Fall at Panera Bread®
June 16, 2009
Celebrate the Taste of Summer at Panera Bread
March 3, 2009
Panera Bread® Named Healthiest Fast Food Restaurant by Health Magazine
January 22, 2009
Panera Bread® to Celebrate Breakfast