How Panera Bread Navigated Covid, the Labor Market, Inflation and More
If you need some inspiration as your company navigates the pandemic, listen to the podcast, where Mary Jo Fader and Kate O’GNowitz, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs of Panera Bread, talk business with Mary Jo and Kate about how they navigated difficult times and helped build a business around their values.
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Panera Bread, which was founded in 1980, has become a global powerhouse, with more than 45,000 cafes and 5,100 employees around the world, the largest employer in the United States and the third largest employer in the world. The company sells bread, waffles, pasta, coffee, sandwiches, salads, and other sandwiches, along with some specialty items like breakfast tacos, and frozen entrees.
Panera Bread is also one of the top-20 largest employers in the United States, with an average of 1,700 people employed in every local region and another 1,400 workers in California alone. They operate in more than 30 different markets across the United States, plus the Caribbean, Mexico and the United Kingdom. In addition, the company has more than 150 partners worldwide and serves more than 25 million customers annually.
In a recent interview with CNBC, Mary Jo Fader and Kate O’GNOWITZ discussed how Panera Bread navigated the pandemic during the most challenging time for its employees, along with how they were able to sustain their business and build a more robust consumer experience while creating value for others.
Mary Jo Fader and Kate O’GNOWITZ, Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Panera Bread, were recently named to the Fortune 100: Top Business Leaders 2019 list. The list honors a select number of the