Not by coincidence, I’m blogging today from a Panera Bread cafe near my home in Bethesda, MD. The atmosphere is pleasant, the people are friendly, the wi-fi is reliable and the food is pretty good. (I have a weak spot for the shortbread cookies.) But, as I learned recently, there’s more to this company than meets the eye of a casual visitor.
New cafe is fifth in the U.S. to offer innovative non-profit model
BOSTON, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Panera Bread Foundation opened its fifth non-profit community cafe – called Panera Cares – today in Boston. The cafe opening comes on the heels of four successful community cafe launches in St. Louis, MO, Detroit, MI, Portland, OR and Chicago, IL over the past three years.