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With more than 2,000 Panera, LLC, affiliate and independent franchise Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the Panera Bread® family, and more locations opening all the time, we’ve been an excellent source of career and personal growth opportunities for countless associates.

We like to say we get the tough stuff done with optimism and mastery. And we have, throughout our history, all while creating a fun and welcoming environment for associates and customers. As a team, we love preparing and delivering a great customer experience, being a place people want to be and striving every day to be better.

Serving Food We Would Serve Our Own Families
We believe food should taste good. It should feel good. It should do good things for you and the world around you. From serving clean food with no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors or colors from artificial sources, to creating a curated and customizable menu so you can eat the way you want, we’re on a never-ending journey to serve delicious food that is better for you, for our associates and for the world we live in. Learn More

Giving Back to the Community
At Panera, we believe we’re more than a restaurant; we’re a member of each and every community we serve-and we are passionate about helping those in need in our communities. Every day, we donate unsold baked goods to non-profit organizations through our Day-End Dough-Nation™ program. Through Panera Gives, we support events held by non-profit organizations with donations of certificates or fresh bakery products. And with Fundraising Nights and the Scrip Fundraising program, we help non-profit organizations raise money for their causes.

Embracing Diversity
At Panera, LLC, our culture of warmth provides an environment that embraces diverse backgrounds, values, beliefs and experiences. We encourage our associates to be their best authentic selves each day. We believe the diversity of our associates strengthens our innovative spirit and brings our cultural values to life. We’re proud of our people, practices and place in the community as an employer where diverse thoughts and ideas are valued and respected.

Getting Involved
Panera, LLC, its affiliate and independent franchisees operating Panera Bread bakery-cafes employ more than 100,000 people across the U.S. and Canada. To foster success, associates are encouraged to build networks and relationships throughout the company.

To support associate relationship building and an inclusive environment, Panera, LLC sponsors associate-organized and led networking groups that celebrate our diverse backgrounds, foster collaboration and provide opportunities for personal and professional development. Network groups work in the areas of multicultural diversity, military service, women and LGBTQ. All of these groups are supported by members of Panera, LLC’s senior leadership.

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It’s a family. When it’s time to go to work, I'm happy because I get to see my second family.

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.

Learn about our Delivery Team

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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