Panera Bread is a national chain of bakery-cafes showcasing the art and craft of bread making. Every day, at every location, trained bakers handcraft and bake each loaf from scratch, using all-natural ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads.
The Panera Bread legacy began in 1981 as Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. Founded by Louis Kane and Ron Shaich, the company prospered along the east coast of the United States and internationally throughout the 1980s and 1990s and became the dominant operator within the bakery-cafe category. In May 1999, all of Au Bon Pain Co., Inc.'s business units were sold, with the exception of Panera Bread, and the company was renamed Panera Bread.
Today, there are more than 850 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in 36 states delivering fresh, authentic artisan bread on a national scale.
This particular franchise near the colleges in Pittsburgh's Oakland neoighborhood has chairs, tables, booths, and sometimes holds events.
Daily, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
On-site parking is available.