Panera Bread is a restaurant chain in United States and Canada. The restaurant was founded in 1993 and has about 1591 restaurant locations out of which some are company owned and others being franchised. The company also runs fresh dough and other product operations. The headquarters of the company is located at Sunset Hills, Missouri, United States. The Quick casual and Bakery cafe restaurants menu includes several types of bread, such as cold sandwiches, bagels and muffins, salads, hot panini, soups, coffee and teas. The company was ranked among the 100 fastest growing companies by Fortune magazine in the year 2010.