Panera Bread is the leading player in the $10 billion fast-casual bakery-cafe restaurant category. The company owns and franchises bakery-cafes under the Panera Bread, Saint Louis Bread Co., and Paradise Bakery brands, specializing in baked goods, sandwiches, soups, salads, and custom-roasted coffees. Locations are primarily in suburban strip malls and regional malls across the United States. As of September 2016, the firm has more than 2,000 bakery-cafes, including 900 company-owned and 1,100 franchised locations.
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