Our Company

With the single goal of making great bread broadly available to consumers across America, the Panera brand franchises freshly bake more bread each day than any bakery-cafe concept in the country. Every day, at every location, trained bakers handcraft and bake each loaf from scratch, using all-natural ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads.

At the American Bread Company, we understand that great, freshly baked bread served by talented, friendly people in an exceptional environment makes great meals – including made-to-order sandwiches, tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls. Our menu items, which start with our all natural, preservative-free breads, feature only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

The American Bread Company is proudly owned by Strang Corporation. For over 60 years, the Cleveland, Ohio-based Strang Corporation, has always been regarded as a leading premier hospitality company and an innovative service industry provider with a strong technology infrastructure. Remarkably, Strang Corporation remains a long-standing privately held company still owned and principally operated by members of the founding family. Strang Corporation is a diverse hospitality company having sister companies with restaurants across four states with over $100 million of managed sales and over 1,500 employees. Strang Corporation values cultivation of talented people who naturally excel with a passion for the hospitality profession. Building management teams dedicated to consistently delivering on a restaurant’s brand promise has been the cornerstone of success.

To learn more about Panera Bread, please visit Panerabread.com.