Doherty Enterprises, Inc. Announces December 11th Grand Opening of Ozone Park, Queens NY Panera Bread® Bakery-Café Location

Thursday, December 7, 2023 at 9:01pm UTC

Located at 137-20 Cross Bay Boulevard, Panera Bread is ready to welcome Ozone Park residents with the finest soups, salads, and sandwiches

(PRUnderground) December 7th, 2023

Panera Bread® franchisee, Doherty Enterprises, Inc., announced today that the grand opening of a new Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Ozone Park, Queens will take place on Monday, December 11th. The new fast-casual restaurant, known for serving delicious, freshly prepared, clean food sourced with carefully selected ingredients, is located at 137-20 Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens, New York.

“We are so excited to open our newest Panera Bread bakery-cafe in Ozone Park, Queens,” said Tim Doherty, president and chief operating officer of Doherty Enterprises Inc., a franchisee of Panera Bread. “We can’t wait to bring the Panera Bread experience including freshly baked bread, wholesome meals, and comfortable dining to Ozone Park residents.”

Founded in 1987, Panera Bread is committed to serving clean food without artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, or colors from artificial sources. The company is always finding new ways to make every soup, salad, sandwich, and sweet bakery treat at Panera the best it can be.

“We look forward to meeting our neighbors and becoming Ozone Park’s next “go-to” fast-casual destination,” explains Doherty. “Panera has expanded off-premise and to-go options for customers, and guests can now order their Panera favorites via, Rapid Pick-Up® and Delivery on the Panera App and Website – all designed to make things more convenient.”

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About Panera Brands

Panera Brands is one of the world’s largest fast casual restaurant platforms, with 3,852 locations and 120,000 employees, including franchisees, across 11 countries. A portfolio of complementary brands bound by common values and shared growth opportunities, Panera Brands is comprised of Panera Bread®, Caribou Coffee® and Einstein Bros. Brands. Panera Brands companies are independently operated and underpinned by industry-leading technology, loyalty, craveability, and high-quality ingredients. Panera Brands companies are united in their mission to be force multipliers for good for their guests, communities, the planet, and the shareholders they serve. Panera Bread is a pioneer and market leader in fast casual, with leadership in the quality of its clean, transparent, sustainable ingredients, and in omnichannel access, digital convenience (53% of sales are e-commerce) and engagement (53 MM MyPanera loyalty members as of May 2023).

As of April 25, 2023, there were 2,121 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in 49 states (including the District of Columbia) in the United States and in Ontario, Canada, operating under the Panera Bread® or Saint Louis Bread Co.® names. Caribou Coffee provides high-quality handcrafted beverages and food options, with 738 stores in 10 countries. Einstein Bros. Brands, consisting of Einstein Bros. Bagels®, Bruegger’s Bagels®, Noah’s New York Bagels®, and Manhattan Bagel® is a market leader in bagels and bagel sandwiches operating 984 company-owned and licensed units across the US.

About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.

Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates more than 140 restaurants in New Jersey,
New York, Florida and Georgia, including five restaurant concepts: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar,
Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex and its own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine
Bar & Italian Tapas. In addition, Doherty Enterprises is also a franchisee of Sola Salon Studios with 13
locations in Staten Island and New Jersey. Doherty Enterprises is ranked 25rd in Top 200 Franchisees in
the United States by Restaurant Finance Monitor and is recognized as the 80th largest Foodservice revenue
company in the United States by Nation’s Restaurant News, the 70th largest privately held business in
the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business, and 24th largest privately held company in New Jersey by
NJBIZ. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and
its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our
Suppliers.” Doherty Enterprises has also been lending a helping hand to team members and their
immediate families when financially burdened through the WOW a Friend Foundation. To date, the
foundation has assisted more than 4,000 people and donated over $5.2 million directly back to those in
need. (

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