Panera Bread Statistics and Facts for 2024

Last Updated on: January 6th, 2024

Here are a few of the most interesting Panera Bread statistics and facts I was able to dig up including restaurant count, revenue totals and employee counts. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

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Panera Bread Facts

Here is pretty much everything you ever wanted to know about Panera Bread.

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1987
  • Headquarters: Sunset Hills, MO
  • Founder(s): Ken Rosenthal, Louis Kane and Ronald Shaich
  • Current Chief Executive: Niren Chaudhary
  • Parent Company: JAB Holding
  • Subsidiaries / Brands: Au Bon Pain, Caribou Coffee and Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • App Download (iOS)
  • App Download (Android)

Panera Bread Statistics restaurant count revenue totals and Facts 2023Thirty years ago, at a time when quick service meant low quality, Panera set out to challenge this expectation. We believed that food that was good and that you could feel good about, served in a warm and welcoming environment by people who cared, could bring out the best in all of us. To us, that is food as it should be and that is why we exist.

So, we began with a simple commitment: to bake bread fresh every day in our bakery-cafes. No short cuts, just bakers with simple ingredients and hot ovens. Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbors in need. (source)

Panera Bread Restaurant Count

Number of Panera Bread restaurants:

2,000 restaurants (2022)

Number of Au Bon Pain restaurants:

304 restaurants (2018)

Panera Bread Employee Count

Number of Panera employees:

100,000 employees

Last updated 11/15/18


Panera Bread Revenue Totals

Panera annual revenue:

$6 billion (2018)

Additional Panera Bread Statistics

Number of Panera loyalty members:
55 million (2023)

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Panera Bread statistics come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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