- Panera Bread has only been around since 1981. It was established by Louis Kane and Ron Shaich. It began along the United States east coast. Panera Bread prospered during the 80s and 90s and is now the dominant bakery-café in the United States. Panera Bread started out as a part of the Saint Louis Bread Company. In 1997, the bakery-café was officially labeled as Panera Bread and its potential became clear. As of June 2009, Panera Bread has over 1,200 stores in 40 states.
A specialty of Panera Bread is, obviously, their artisan and specialty bread. Some of the bread available at Panera bread include Country, French, Three Seed, Three Cheese, Focaccia, Stone-Milled Rye, Ciabatta, and Whole Grain. These artisan breads are available in Miche, Loaf, Demi, and Baguette. The specialty breads offered at Panera Bread include Asiago Cheese, Honey Wheat, Tomato Basil, Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin, White Whole Grain, and French. There are also numerous bagels to choose from: Cinnamon Swirl and Raisin, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip, Dutch Apple and Raisin, and Cinnamon Crunch. The cream cheese spreads come in plain or various flavors.
The menu at Panera Bread goes even further than just baked breads and bagels. They also serve pastries, brownies, cookies, mini bundt cakes, muffins, scones, specialty pastries, sweet rolls, baked egg soufflés, grilled breakfast sandwiches, and even granola parfaits.
In addition to baked goods, Panera Bread also is part café. They have sandwiches like the Smokehouse Turkey, Frontega Chicken, Turkey Artichoke, Tomato and Mozzarella, and Chicken Bacon Dijon hot paninis. Other sandwiches served cold are Chicken Caesar, Chipotle Chicken, Bacon Turkey Bravo, Asiago Roast Beef, and Italian Combo. There are also soups like Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice, Baked Potato, and French Onion. Panera Bread has a variety of salads like Asian Sesame Chicken, Grilled Chicken Caesar, and Fuji Apple Chicken. The drinks at Panera Bread are those found in most coffee houses. Along with a variety of roast coffees, there are also frozen drinks like Mocha, Caramel, and Frozen Lemonade. There are also Espresso drinks, iced drinks, and hot drinks also.
To find Panera Bread coupons, customers can do a simple search online. Sometimes web sites will have printable Panera Bread coupons. For example, there are some coupons online that are for free coffee on certain days at Panera Bread. There are also coupon codes that you can enter to make a purchase online or write on the back of a receipt to use on in-store purchases. However, coupon codes are sometimes unreliable. Not all restaurants will honor Panera Bread coupons that have codes online.
Another way to get Panera Bread coupons is to sign up for their newsletters. Customers can sign up on PaneraBread.com. The newsletter is delivered via email. When customers opt to sign up, they just need to supply their name, email address, and zip code. Besides getting Panera Bread coupons, signing up for the newsletter will also give customers access to recipes, seasonal menu options, new services, and other special offers.