Panera Bread of Kansas City
Newsroom

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.




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Press Releases

June 21, 2016

Panera Bread is proud to help the children of Operation Breakthrough! Our Assistant Managers and Administrative Team joined forces
to pack 150 bags of school supplies and toiletries for the summer students who participate in programs
at the non-profit in Kansas City, Missouri. Read More






May 16, 2016

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!




March 23, 2016

Warm Soup, Warm Hearts

The Salvation Army of Kansas and Western Missouri achieved success in its partnership with Panera Bread to donate a cup of soup
for each one purchased on Feb. 22. The Salvation Army food pantries received 10,753 cans of soup as result of Panera Bread
and its customers’ generosity. All thirty-four Panera Bread locations across Kansas and Western Missouri participated in the partnership.





December 16, 2015

Panera Bread Associates donate gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital 7th Annual Operation Morgan's G.I.F.T.





December 3, 2015


For the past 21 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.
All 5 of our Wichita bakery/cafe's had boxes in them and B98 radio promoted on air for
customers to drop off their donations to help "Stuff the Bus". 

The "bus" stopped at our Rock Road and Ridge Road bakery/cafe's. Panera Bread presented a check to Catholic Charities for $1,000.





November 18, 2015

Panera Bread of Kansas and participants in the 3rd Annual Diabetes Dash for Life 5K/10K Donated $35,000
to the local Kansas City Chapter of the JDRF.





November 13, 2015

Panera Bread of Kansas and the participants in the 2015 Swing for Life Golf Tournament Donated $32,000 to
Braden' Hope for Childhood Cancer





December 16, 2014

Panera Bread Associates donate gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital 6th Annual Operation Morgan's G.I.F.T.





December 3, 2014

Panera Bread of Kansas and participants in the 2nd Annual Diabetes Dash for Life 5K Donated $18,325
to the local Kansas City Chapter of the JDRF.




November 13, 2014

Panera Bread of Kansas and the participants in the 2014 Swing for Life Golf Tournament Donated $30,000 to
Braden' Hope for Childhood Cancer




August 21, 2014


Proceeds from the Lemonade For Life event held in Wichita on July 12th, 2014 helped raise $4,000 for the
Kansas City Chapter of the JDRF. Thank you to our wonderful customers who helped make this first year of the event a success.




August 5, 2014

Panera Bread of Kansas Donates $6,000 to Operation Breakthrough





August 1, 2014

PANERA BREAD® REMODELS ROCK ROAD LOCATION AND ADDS A DRIVE-THRU



November 15, 2013

Panera Bread Associates donate gifts to Children’s Mercy Hospital 5th Annual Operation Morgan's G.I.F.T.





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


July 12, 2013

Lemon-Aid for life 2013 raised $6,743 for Operation Breakthrough.




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.



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