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With more than 2,000 bakery-cafes in the Panera Bread® family in neighborhoods across the U.S. and Canada, our customers enjoy flavorful, handcrafted meals with a focus on our always freshly baked artisan bread. We’re committed to creating great-tasting, quality food you can trust, served in an atmosphere of warmth in each of our bakery-cafes. To us, that means serving food like we serve our own families – free of any of the items on our ‘No No’ List.

Along the way, we also like to give back to our community. We enjoy working together, shoulder to shoulder with our customers, to confront a serious problem plaguing communities across this country – Hunger. We’re proud of our Panera Cares community cafes, day-end donations at our bakery-cafe locations and partnerships with local non-profit organizations to help those in need. To learn more about our company, visit


We consider benefits, along with culture and career development, our commitment to our associates.

We offer:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health and Related Benefits – multiple options include medical, dental, vision and supplemental programs such as life and disability
  • 401(k) Plan, with a company match after one year of employment
  • Discounted Stock Purchase Plan
  • Paid Time Off
  • Panera Meal Discount
  • Discount Programs - includes merchandise and services
  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Career Opportunities

    A sample of opportunities with our Fresh Dough Facility team include:

    Production & Sanitation Associates are responsible for the hands-on work from mixing ingredients and creating our dough products, to ensuring our facilities are clean and exceeding sanitary standards.

    deliver the fresh dough and produce to our bakery-cafe locations. All of our routes are local which means our drivers are home every single day. No over the road.

    Managers and Supervisors
    take an active leadership role in mentoring, developing, coaching and training associates at each Fresh Dough Facility. They ensure food safety, good manufacturing processes and process controls are being followed while meeting high product quality criteria.


    Panera LLC employs more than 40,000 people across the U.S. and Canada. We search for the best talent, regardless of gender, skin color, age or disability. To foster success, associates are encouraged to build networks and relationships throughout the company. Knowing everyone has different interests and needs, we support associate-organized and led networking groups in the following areas – Multicultural, Veterans, Women, and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender. All of these groups are supported by members of our Executive team.

    Panera Bread is an equal opportunity employer.