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Fresh possibilities.


From the moment I interviewed with Panera I knew I would belong - I was meant to work for this organization. Everyone I met was genuine and authentic. More than just a sense of belonging, Panera offered growth. I was able to achieve that goal through internal promotions. I started as an Assistant Manager and now I partner with that role from the support side.

Erica S., Talent Acquisition Manager

The Panera Experience

Warmth – with a clear purpose and mission, connecting with your team and customers is part of what makes Panera special.
Belonging – we want you to bring your true, authentic self to work every day.
Growth – you’re encouraged to take on new challenges, learn and grow, finding opportunities to reach your full potential.
Trust – strong, transparent leaders create a community of trust at Panera.
At Panera you can...

Grow as far as you want.

Career Path Program - Most of our retail managers started as hourly associates. We help you get there.
Training & Skill-Building - We help you build your skills and your career.
Nationwide Opportunities - We open about 100 new cafes each year, so you'll have plenty of chances to grow with us.

Join a team that truly cares.

During these trying times our team is doing our best to spread positivity throughout our community. We are located very close to a hospital so we serve a large number of doctors and nurses. I always check in with them and ask them how they are doing. We have also given our day end doughnations to the local fire department and to the nurses at the hospital. Seeing how excited they are makes it all worth it. Emily P., Assistant Manager