Financial Analysis of Panera Bread Company

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Financial Analysis of Panera Bread Company

Stock ticker symbol: PNRA
Exchange where traded: NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc.
Headquarters Address: 3630 S. Geyer Road, St. Louis, MO 63127
Tel: (314) 984-1000

I Company Overview
General information
Panera Bread Company is one of the largest food service companies in the United States which owns, operates, and franchises retail bakery-cafes with 1,453 locations in 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Ontario, Canada. Having approximately 60 customers a day at the first bakery-café, the company has grown to currently serve nearly six million customers a week. As of December 28, 2010, it operated 662 Company-owned bakery-cafes located throughout the United States and in Ontario, Canada and 791
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Other executives include: three Executive Vice Presidents; Chief Concept Officer; two Co-Chief Operating Officers; nine Senior vice presidents who are also: Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel; Chief Supply Chain Officer; Chief People Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Franchise Officer; Chief Development Officer; Chief Marketing Officer, Chief Company and Joint Venture Operations Officer.
Main products and services
Built on the strength of bakery expertise, the company’s main products are fresh baked goods, including a variety of freshly baked bagels, breads, muffins, scones, rolls, and sweet goods, made-to-order sandwiches on freshly baked breads, hearty, unique soups and side items, freshly prepared and hand-tossed salads, and custom roasted coffees and cafe beverages, such as hot or cold espresso and cappuccino drinks and smoothies.
In addition to the dine-in and take out business, the company offers Panera Catering, a nation-wide catering service that provides breakfast assortments, sandwiches, salads, or soups using the same high-quality, fresh ingredients enjoyed in our bakery-cafes. The company also offers the Panera Gift Card to reward customer for each purchase of bakery-cafe items that intends to build deeper relationships with customers and entice them to return to bakery-cafes.
As committed to providing high quality food and superior customer service, the

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