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.
Awards and Recognition
Ingram's - Kansas City's Business Magazine
We are so pleased to share with you that Original Bread, Inc (Panera Bread of Kansas) has been named one of Ingramís 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.
Nationís Restaurant News
Nationís Restaurant News has just announced its 2011 Menu Masters Award Recipients. I am very pleased and proud to share with you that Scott Davis, our Executive Vice President and Chief Concept Officer, has been selected by NRNís Editorial Board to receive its 2011 MenuMasters Innovator Award. This highly prestigious award identifies and recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution and impact in the foodservice industry through their commitment to raise the standard for menu innovation. In their notification letter, the NRN stated, ďThere is no question that you are clearly on the forefront of culinary innovation. You have had a significant impact on not only the customer dining experience, but also blazed a culinary trail for the entire fast casual segment.Ē Read More.
Health Magazine recently named Panera Bread as the healthiest fast food restaurant in America based on the variety of healthy menu options we offer, including whole grain breads and half-sized items. Read More.
Panera Bread was voted Most Popular (for restaurants with less than 5,000 outlets) by consumers in Zagatís annual consumer survey for eating on the go. Panera Bread was also awarded #1 rankings for Best Healthy Options, Best Salad and Best Facilities.