Panera Bread is a chain of cafe-bakeries in the fast casual format, that is, on the one hand is a chain concept, focused on the mass segment and fast service, on the other hand – the menu includes more complicated ingredients in cooking dishes than in the classic fast-food. Panera bread was founded in 1987, and as of March 2016 there are more than 2000 locations in the United States.
Panera Bread menu includes pastries, which is being made right on your eyes, not frozen dough, sandwiches, soups, salads, coffee made from freshly roasted and milled grains and other soft drinks. Fresh dough is supplied daily in 2000 chain restaurants from 20 production centers. The chain is developing and actively using the franchise model.
Panera Bread is known for its innovative IT system integrated into production. This is not just a program to automate standard business processes of the restaurant, it is a unique IT system for a particular business, which helps to create new competitive advantages in customer service. In other words, Panera Bread not only uses technology to automate old processes, but with the help of IT it invents a new retail model.
Probably, you would like to test it on your own, and you may think, ‘Where can I find Panera Bread near me?’ Please, visit the official website of Panera Bread and click on ‘Our Locations’. All the necessary information about the restaurant will be given: menu, directions, phones, hours. Normally, the operating hours of the restaurant Monday through Saturday from 6 Am till 9 PM, and on Sunday from 7 AM till 8 PM. However, hours can be changed and vary from one Panera Bread restaurant to another.
What time does Panera Bread open?
|Monday||06:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Tuesday||06:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Wednesday||06:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Thursday||06:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Friday||06:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Saturday||06:00 AM – 09:00 PM|
|Sunday||07:00 AM – 08:00 PM|
– Is Panera Bread open on Sunday?
– Yes, It’s open.
Panera Bread Holiday Hours
In April , 2014 Panera Bread chain started to experiment with the order and pay online, tables of express order and waiters serving food. By the end of the year the system Panera 2.0 was implemented in all cafes. As Shaych jokes: “My job as a leader – to understand where the world is going to, and make sure that when it gets to this point, we will be there waiting.”
Orders are taken at the cash register. On the window there is a wide range of ready-made fresh pastries. Other products are prepared in order – sandwiches, salads, soups, pasta. The dishes are simple enough for a restaurant, but difficult for a classic fast food. Menu is presented on posters at the cash register, which are highlighted using the lights.
Baking is prepared in front of guests. Sometimes it is hard to find a free table, especially when it’s Friday, Saturday or Sunday. And if you want to have dinner on holidays, you probably better book the table beforehand, and find out if the restaurant is open on the particular holiday. Usually, Panera Bread is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Easter Sunday and Christmas Day.
Panera Bread Holiday Hours | Open
– Is Panera Bread open on:
|Black Friday||Mardi Gras|
|Christmas Eve||Memorial Day|
|Cinco de Mayo||Mother’s Day|
|Columbus Day||New Year’s Eve|
|Easter Monday||President’s Day|
|Father’s Day||St. Patrick’s Day|
|Good Friday||Tax Day|
|Labor Day||Veteran’s Day|
– Yes, it’s open.
Panera Bread Holiday Hours | Closed
– Is Panera Bread open on:
|Thanksgiving Day||Christmas Day|
– No, it’s closed.
Sometimes the restaurants are quite noisy and crowded, but it’s because everybody likes it -pensioners, students, middle-aged women – the usual urban middle class. The interior is quite simple. Furniture and decoration materials designed for large flow of visitors.
So, today IT technology is to help to cook quickly, as well as quickly and efficiently serve the guests. This is a fast casual – a concept that is growing in America.