9 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Panera Bread
If you’re a Panera Bread fan, you probably love soups and sandwiches. But there’s actually a lot more behind the franchise that meets the eye—or taste buds. Below are some of the most unknown, surprising facts about Panera.
- Panera was one of the first national chains to list calorie amounts on their menu.
- The y were also one of the first chains to provide free internet use to customers. Sales actually increased by 15% after this, so it paid off.
- The store only has classical music playing at all times.
- The bread is made fresh every day. They produce more than 250 million bagels and 50 million baguettes each year.
- Panera franchises donate the baked goods left at the end of the through a program called Day-End Dough-Nation.
- Panera means “bread basket” or “bread box” in Spanish—probably why the bread bowls are so famous.
- Panera closes on Thanksgiving and Christmas only.
- There are free refills on coffee.
- There’s a Panera in every state except Utah, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming
Did you know any of these facts about Panera? What’s your favorite food to order when you eat there?