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Much more than a place to work, Panera is a place to be ourselves, and better, with plenty of opportunities for growth.

With our Career Path process, you’ll have help visualizing your potential career with Panera. Many of our retail managers started as hourly associates, crafting our sandwiches and salads, and we’re pretty proud of that. And if you have a taste for exploring different departments to gain a wider understanding of the business, we have opportunities for that too.

On average, we open 100 new Panera, LLC and independent franchise bakery-cafes each year. That means new and exciting chances to grow with us are coming up all the time.


Panera Bread’s affiliate(s) and independent franchisees may offer career path options. Check with your hiring manager to learn more.

New Bakery-Cafe Openings

Panera is growing! As we continue to open new bakery-cafes across the United States and Canada, more career opportunities are popping up all the time.

Panera. Food as it should be.™

References to “we” and “our” on this page include Panera’s corporate owned bakery-cafes and independently owned and operated franchises. Franchisees are the exclusive employer of their employees and as such are solely responsible for their hiring decisions and all employment related matters in their bakery-cafes.

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