Expansion News: Panera Bread Co.

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St. Louis-Panera Bread Co. announced today it has opened two new bakery-cafes in Colorado. The company said these bakery-cafes are the first to open in Colorado and represent Panera Bread's westernmost expansion to date.

Ron Shaich, Panera Bread chairman and CEO, said, "The opening of these bakery-cafes in Colorado is consistent with our strategy to expand our presence in the western United States." -PRNewswire,/i>