Ron Shaich

Guest Post: Feeding the Hungry at Panera Bread


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.

Panera CEO Takes Food Stamp Challenge

Multimedia with summary

Originally published on CNN

CNN's Carol Costello speaks to Panera's CEO Ron Shaich about eating on only $4.50 a day for a week.

Read more about Ron's experience on the SNAP Challenge on his LinkedIn Influencer blog:

Panera Bread Foundation Brings Panera Cares® Community Cafe to Boston

New cafe is fifth in the U.S. to offer innovative non-profit model
Press Release

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.

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