Panera Bread (NYSE: PNRA) owns and franchises 1,362 bakery-cafes as of September 29, 2009, under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and Paradise Bakery & Café ® names in 40 states and in Canada. Among these locations, 575 are Company-owned and 787 are Franchise-operated. 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 craft and bake each loaf from scratch, using the best ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads. Panera Bread bakery-cafes showcase the art and craft of bread making, helping customers truly appreciate and enjoy a great loaf of bread by studying its crust, crumb and craft. Panera Bread understands that great bread makes great meals, from made-to-order sandwiches to tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls. Panera Bread is widely recognized for driving the nationwide trend for specialty breads.
"Panera is laser-focused on providing our customers with outstanding food and an unparalleled experience. APT’s software gives us a better understanding of marketplace dynamics, particularly what out customers want. The executive team and I have been impressed by the valuable insights we have generated with the APT platform, and we look forward to continuing our work with APT to enhance our long-term strategy."