Panera Bread logoCompany Name

Panera Bread




Sunset Hills, Missouri

Company Overview

Panera Bread is a chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants in the United States and Canada. Its headquarters are in a suburb of St. Louis, and operates as Saint Louis Bread Company in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Offerings include soups, salads, pasta, sandwiches, and bakery items.

Hiring Locations

Panera Bread has locations across the United States

Hiring Website Link

Go to the following website to apply

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 Policy For Hiring Those With Felony Convictions

We received the following response after contacting them regarding their hiring policies for those with felony convictions:

“Panera considers all job-related aspects of each candidate’s background and experience. As such, there are no specific policies or programs in place related to candidates with criminal or felony convictions.

We want your visit to Panera Bread to be warm and relaxing, with friendly service and deliciously handcrafted food you can enjoy and feel good about. Thank you for your helpful feedback. I hope you’ll visit again soon and give us another chance to share the Panera warmth.

Have They Hired Former Felons?

Panera Bread did not confirm or deny that they have hired felons in the past. We have learned from other sources that Panera Bread has candidates with felony convictions in the past.

Specific Program For Hiring Former Felons

They do not have a specific program for the hiring of those with felony convictions.

Who Makes Hiring Decisions

Hiring decisions are made by the hiring managers with input from the corporate Human Resources team.

The Best Way To Secure A Position

Applying at your local Panera Bread location and convincing the management or local ownership to hire you is your best bet to secure a position. Many Panera Bread locations are franchises which can make it easier to secure a position with a felony if you can convince the local owners to hire you.

If you can get a referral from another employee at that location you will also be helping yourself out tremendously.

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