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Panera Bread Company Reports Q2 2014 Diluted EPS of $1.82

ST. LOUIS, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/29/14 -- Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Q2 2014 Revenue increased 7% to $631 million
  • Q2 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe transactions up 0.4%
  • Q2 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales up 0.1%
  • Q3 2014 (first 27 days) Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales up 2.0%
  • YTD 2014 System-wide new bakery-cafe AWS of $50,738
  • Q3 2014 EPS target of $1.40 to $1.46
  • FY 2014 EPS target revised to $6.65 to $6.80

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ: PNRA) today reported net income of $49 million, or $1.82 per diluted share, for fiscal Q2 2014, which included a $3.2 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, benefit from a favorable resolution of an insurance coverage matter. The fiscal Q2 2014 results compare to net income of $51 million, or $1.74 per diluted share, for fiscal Q2 2013.

For the twenty-six weeks ended July 1, 2014, net income was $92 million, or $3.36 per diluted share. These results compare to net income of $99 million, or $3.38 per diluted share, for the twenty-six weeks ended June 25, 2013.

The Company's fiscal Q2 2014 consolidated statements of comprehensive income and margin analyses are attached to this release as Schedule I. The following table sets forth, for the periods indicated, certain items included in the Company's consolidated statements of comprehensive income (in thousands, except per share data and percentages):


                                        For the 13 Weeks Ended
                                     ---------------------------
                                                                 Percentage
                                      July 1, 2014 June 25, 2013   Change
                                     ------------- ------------- ----------

Total revenue                             $631,055      $589,011          7%
Net income                                 $49,192       $51,042         -4%
Diluted earnings per share                   $1.82         $1.74          5%
Shares used in diluted EPS                  27,086        29,287



                                        For the 26 Weeks Ended
                                     ---------------------------
                                                                 Percentage
                                      July 1, 2014 June 25, 2013   Change
                                     ------------- ------------- ----------

Total revenue                           $1,236,808    $1,150,790          7%
Net income                                 $91,587       $99,159         -8%
Diluted earnings per share                   $3.36         $3.38         -1%
Shares used in diluted EPS                  27,247        29,308


Fiscal Q2 2014 Results and Business Review

Comparable Net Bakery-Cafe Sales Growth

In fiscal Q2 2014, on a calendar basis, Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales increased 0.1%, franchise-operated comparable net bakery-cafe sales decreased 0.2%, and system-wide comparable net bakery-cafe sales were flat compared to the comparable period in fiscal 2013. The Company estimates that fiscal Q2 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales results were negatively impacted by approximately 40 basis points from the shift of the Easter holiday from calendar Q1 2013 to calendar Q2 2014. Adjusting for this shift in Easter, Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales for fiscal Q2 2014 are estimated to have been up 0.5%.

The Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales increase of 0.1% on a calendar basis in fiscal Q2 2014 was comprised of year-over-year positive transaction growth of 0.4% and average check decline of 0.3%. This represents the first quarter of positive transaction growth for Company-owned bakery-cafes since fiscal Q3 2012. After adjusting for the Easter holiday shift, fiscal Q2 2014 transactions were up approximately 0.8%. Average check decline was comprised of negative mix impact of approximately 0.9%, partially offset by price growth of approximately 0.6%.

For the first 27 days of fiscal Q3 2014, Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth on a calendar basis was approximately 2.0%.

The Company believes that the calendar basis comparison better reflects the performance of the business as it eliminates the impact of the extra week in fiscal 2013 and compares consistent calendar weeks. Note that on a fiscal basis, Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales for fiscal Q2 2014 also increased 0.1%. A schedule of comparable net bakery-cafe sales information is attached to this release as Schedule III.

Operating Margin

In fiscal Q2 2014, the Company experienced a decline in operating margin of approximately 250 basis points compared to fiscal Q2 2013. This decline was primarily the result of continued investments related to key initiatives designed to improve the Company's guest experience, operational capabilities and technology infrastructure, as well as higher food and marketing expenses.

New Bakery-Cafe Development and AWS

During fiscal Q2 2014, the Company opened 10 new bakery-cafes and its franchisees opened nine new bakery-cafes. As a result, there were 1,818 bakery-cafes open system-wide as of July 1, 2014.


                                                 Franchise-
                                 Company-owned    operated     Total System
                                 ------------- --------------  ------------
Bakery-cafes as of April 1, 2014           881            919         1,800
Bakery-cafes opened                         10              9            19
Bakery-cafes closed                         --             (1)           (1)
                                 ------------- --------------  ------------
Bakery-cafes as of July 1, 2014            891            927         1,818
                                 ============= ==============  ============


Average weekly sales ("AWS") for Company-owned "Class of 2014" bakery-cafes through fiscal Q2 2014 was $48,300 compared to $50,983 in the same period of fiscal 2013. AWS for franchise-operated "Class of 2014" bakery-cafes through fiscal Q2 2014 was $53,882 compared to $49,855 in the same period of fiscal 2013. AWS for Company-owned "Class of 2014" traditional bakery-cafes through fiscal Q2 2014 was $50,038 compared to $51,630 in the same period of fiscal 2013. AWS for Company-owned "Class of 2014" non-traditional bakery-cafes through fiscal Q2 2014 was $36,747 compared to $48,286 in the same period of fiscal 2013. Non-traditional bakery-cafes refers to a range of alternate formats that the Company believes will allow it to more deeply penetrate existing and new territories with a range of different formats.

A schedule of fiscal Q2 2014 AWS is attached to this release as Schedule II.

Use of Capital

On June 5, 2014, the Company's Board of Directors approved a new three year share repurchase authorization of up to $600 million and terminated the prior repurchase authorization. During fiscal Q2 2014, under the share repurchase authorizations, the Company repurchased 325,030 shares at an average price of $153.80 per share for an aggregate purchase amount of approximately $50 million. The total fiscal Q2 2014 share repurchases had a nominal impact on the Company's fiscal Q2 2014 earnings per diluted share. The Company has approximately $588 million remaining under the current $600 million repurchase authorization as of fiscal Q2 2014.

Fiscal Q3 and Q4 2014 Outlook

The Company is targeting fiscal Q3 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.40 to $1.46, representing an increase of 4% to 8% in fiscal Q3 2014 versus fiscal Q3 2013 excluding the impact of favorable tax-related adjustments of $0.13 per diluted share in fiscal Q3 2013.

The Company is targeting fiscal Q4 2014 diluted earnings per share of $1.89 to $1.98, representing an increase of 3% to 8% in fiscal Q4 2014 versus fiscal Q4 2013 excluding the estimated $0.13 per diluted share benefit from an additional operating week, as fiscal Q4 2013 was comprised of 14 weeks.

The fiscal Q3 and Q4 2014 targets assume the Company will continue to make investments in key initiatives consistent with its strategic plan throughout fiscal 2014. These targets also include the Company's expectation that it will continue to repurchase shares consistently throughout the year.

Full Year Fiscal 2014 Outlook

Diluted EPS Target

The Company is revising its target range for fiscal 2014 earnings per diluted share to $6.65 to $6.80 as a result of lower than expected growth in average check as well as higher than expected input costs.

This full year fiscal 2014 diluted earnings per share target range is based on the following key assumptions:

Comparable Net Bakery-Cafe Sales Growth

The targeted range for the Company's fiscal 2014 Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth is revised to 0.0% to 1.5%. The Company continues to expect both comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth and transaction growth to strengthen in the second half of fiscal 2014 as a result of the timing and momentum of initiatives underway. As a result, the Company continues to expect that full year fiscal 2014 will include positive growth in transactions.

Operating Margin

For fiscal 2014, the Company now expects operating margin will be down 135 to 185 basis points when compared to fiscal 2013. This target reflects more modest comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth, the full year impact of the key initiatives and related investments that are underway and higher input costs.

New Bakery-Cafe Development and AWS

The Company is maintaining its previous target of 115 to 125 system-wide new bakery-cafe openings in fiscal 2014 and its average weekly net sales performance target for new Company-owned bakery-cafes of $41,000 to $43,000 for fiscal 2014.

Concluding Comment

Ron Shaich, Chairman and CEO, commented, "In Q2 and into Q3, we have seen success against the near term goal we set for ourselves: growing transactions. This gives us confidence in the potency of our plan. While our average check declined modestly in Q2, primarily as a result of mix, we expect this will remain only a shorter-term drag. Looking long term, we remain confident in the initiatives underway. We believe they will further improve our guest experience and ensure we have the operational capabilities, technology infrastructure, and the food and marketing innovation necessary to compete and grow in a rapidly evolving marketplace. While we know our strategic plan and initiatives will require significant investment in 2014 and 2015, we continue to believe they will create the foundation for expanded earnings growth well into the future."

Notes:

The Company will host a conference call that will be broadcast on the Internet at 8:30 A.M. Eastern Time on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 to discuss the fiscal Q2 2014 results, preliminary comparable net bakery-cafe sales results for the first 27 days of fiscal Q3 2014, and earnings targets and business outlook for the third and fourth quarters and full year fiscal 2014. To access the call or view a copy of this release, go to http://www.panerabread.com/investor. Access to the call will be made available for 14 days, and the release will be archived for one year.

The Company includes in this release information on Company-owned, franchise-operated, and system-wide comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages. Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages are based on net sales from Company-owned bakery-cafes included in base store bakery-cafes. Franchise-operated comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages are based on net sales from franchised bakery-cafes, as reported by franchisees, that are included in base store bakery-cafes. Acquired Company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes and other restaurant or bakery-cafe concepts are included in the Company's comparable net bakery-cafe sales percentages after it has acquired a 100 percent ownership interest and if such acquisition occurred prior to the first day of the Company's prior fiscal year. Comparable net bakery-cafe sales exclude closed locations.

The Company does not record franchise-operated net bakery-cafe sales as revenues. However, royalty revenues are calculated based on a percentage of franchise-operated net bakery-cafe sales, as reported by franchisees. The Company uses franchise-operated and net system-wide sales information internally in connection with store development decisions, planning, and budgeting analyses. The Company believes franchise-operated and net system-wide sales information is useful in assessing consumer acceptance of its brand; facilitates an understanding of its financial performance and the overall direction and trends of sales and operating income; helps the Company appreciate the effectiveness of its advertising and marketing initiatives which its franchisees also contribute based on a percentage of their net sales; and provides information that is relevant for comparison within the industry.

About Panera Bread Company

As of July 1, 2014, there were 1,818 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® or Paradise Bakery & Café® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by chicken raised without antibiotics, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans-fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on our website, http://www.panerabread.com.

Matters discussed in this news release and in our public disclosures, whether written or oral, relating to future events or our future performance, including any discussion, express or implied, on our anticipated growth, operating results, plans, objectives, future earnings per share, and the impact of our investments in sales-building initiatives and operational capabilities on future sales and earnings, contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These statements are often identified by the words "believe," "positioned," "estimate," "project," "target," "plan," "goal," "assumption," "continue," "intend," "expect," "future," "anticipate," and other similar expressions, whether in the negative or the affirmative, that are not statements of historical fact. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Our actual results and timing of certain events could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors, including, but not limited to, those discussed from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2013 and our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. All forward-looking statements and the internal projections and beliefs upon which we base our expectations included in this release are made only as of the date of this release and may change. While we may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we expressly disclaim any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.


                                                                 Schedule I

                            PANERA BREAD COMPANY
              CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                                (unaudited)
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                    For the 13 Weeks Ended
                                                     July 1,      June 25,
                                                       2014         2013
                                                   -----------  -----------
Revenues:
  Bakery-cafe sales, net                           $   555,645  $   521,038
  Franchise royalties and fees                          30,057       27,453
  Fresh dough and other product sales to
   franchisees                                          45,353       40,520
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total revenues                                     631,055      589,011
Costs and expenses:
  Bakery-cafe expenses:
    Cost of food and paper products                $   168,187  $   156,171
    Labor                                              168,210      149,869
    Occupancy                                           39,237       35,701
    Other operating expenses                            78,714       72,145
                                                   -----------  -----------
      Total bakery-cafe expenses                       454,348      413,886
  Fresh dough and other product cost of sales to
   franchisees                                          39,108       34,599
  Depreciation and amortization                         30,052       25,267
  General and administrative expenses                   32,229       29,743
  Pre-opening expenses                                   1,376        2,081
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total costs and expenses                           557,113      505,576
                                                   -----------  -----------
Operating profit                                        73,942       83,435
Interest expense                                           301          178
Other (income) expense, net                             (4,003)        (796)
                                                   -----------  -----------
Income before income taxes                              77,644       84,053
Income taxes                                            28,452       33,011
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Net income                                     $    49,192  $    51,042
                                                   ===========  ===========

Earnings per common share:
  Basic                                            $      1.83  $      1.75
                                                   ===========  ===========
  Diluted                                          $      1.82  $      1.74
                                                   ===========  ===========
Weighted average shares of common and common
 equivalent shares outstanding:
  Basic                                                 26,951       29,092
                                                   ===========  ===========
  Diluted                                               27,086       29,287
                                                   ===========  ===========

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
  Foreign currency translation adjustment          $       450  $      (362)
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Other comprehensive income (loss)                      450         (362)
                                                   -----------  -----------
Comprehensive income                               $    49,642  $    50,680
                                                   ===========  ===========



                                                     Schedule I (continued)

                            PANERA BREAD COMPANY
              CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                                (unaudited)
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                                    For the 26 Weeks Ended
                                                     July 1,      June 25,
                                                       2014         2013
                                                   -----------  -----------
Revenues:
  Bakery-cafe sales, net                           $ 1,091,194  $ 1,018,557
  Franchise royalties and fees                          59,365       54,030
  Fresh dough and other product sales to
   franchisees                                          86,249       78,203
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total revenues                                   1,236,808    1,150,790
Costs and expenses:
  Bakery-cafe expenses:
    Cost of food and paper products                $   327,081  $   302,588
    Labor                                              330,673      298,467
    Occupancy                                           78,488       71,854
    Other operating expenses                           154,531      140,090
                                                   -----------  -----------
      Total bakery-cafe expenses                       890,773      812,999
  Fresh dough and other product cost of sales to
   franchisees                                          74,742       67,197
  Depreciation and amortization                         59,494       49,632
  General and administrative expenses                   67,652       58,050
  Pre-opening expenses                                   3,200        3,172
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Total costs and expenses                         1,095,861      991,050
                                                   -----------  -----------
Operating profit                                       140,947      159,740
Interest expense                                           924          480
Other (income) expense, net                             (5,215)      (3,216)
                                                   -----------  -----------
Income before income taxes                             145,238      162,476
Income taxes                                            53,651       63,317
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Net income                                     $    91,587  $    99,159
                                                   ===========  ===========

Earnings per common share:
  Basic                                            $      3.38  $      3.41
                                                   ===========  ===========
  Diluted                                          $      3.36  $      3.38
                                                   ===========  ===========
Weighted average shares of common and common
 equivalent shares outstanding:
  Basic                                                 27,111       29,121
                                                   ===========  ===========
  Diluted                                               27,247       29,308
                                                   ===========  ===========

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax:
  Foreign currency translation adjustment          $        56  $      (728)
                                                   -----------  -----------
    Other comprehensive income (loss)                       56         (728)
                                                   -----------  -----------
Comprehensive income                               $    91,643  $    98,431
                                                   ===========  ===========



                                                      Schedule I (continued)

                            PANERA BREAD COMPANY
               CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                               MARGIN ANALYSIS
                                 (unaudited)

The following table sets forth the percentage relationship to total revenues, except where otherwise indicated, of certain items included in the Company's consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the period indicated. Percentages may not add due to rounding:


                                                  For the 13 Weeks Ended
                                                July 1, 2014  June 25, 2013
                                               -------------  -------------
Revenues:
  Bakery-cafe sales, net                                88.1%          88.5%
  Franchise royalties and fees                           4.8            4.7
  Fresh dough and other product sales to
   franchisees                                           7.2            6.9
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total revenues                                   100.0%         100.0%
Costs and expenses:
  Bakery-cafe expenses (1):
    Cost of food and paper products                     30.3%          30.0%
    Labor                                               30.3           28.8
    Occupancy                                            7.1            6.9
    Other operating expenses                            14.2           13.8
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total bakery-cafe expenses                        81.8           79.4
  Fresh dough and other product cost of sales
   to franchisees (2)                                   86.2           85.4
  Depreciation and amortization                          4.8            4.3
  General and administrative expenses                    5.1            5.0
  Pre-opening expenses                                   0.2            0.4
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total costs and expenses                            88.3           85.8
                                               -------------  -------------
Operating profit                                        11.7           14.2
Interest expense                                          --             --
Other (income) expense, net                             (0.6)          (0.1)
                                               -------------  -------------
Income before income taxes                              12.3           14.3
Income taxes                                             4.5            5.6
                                               -------------  -------------
    Net income                                           7.8%           8.7%

Other comprehensive income (loss)                        0.1           (0.1)
                                               -------------  -------------
  Comprehensive income                                   7.9%           8.6%
                                               =============  =============

(1)  As a percentage of net bakery-cafe sales.

(2)  As a percentage of fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees.



                                                      Schedule I (continued)

                            PANERA BREAD COMPANY
               CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
                               MARGIN ANALYSIS
                                 (unaudited)

The following table sets forth the percentage relationship to total revenues, except where otherwise indicated, of certain items included in the Company's consolidated statements of comprehensive income for the period indicated. Percentages may not add due to rounding:


                                                  For the 26 Weeks Ended
                                                July 1, 2014  June 25, 2013
                                               -------------  -------------
 Revenues:
  Bakery-cafe sales, net                                88.2%          88.5%
  Franchise royalties and fees                           4.8            4.7
  Fresh dough and other product sales to
   franchisees                                           7.0            6.8
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total revenues                                   100.0%         100.0%
Costs and expenses:
  Bakery-cafe expenses (1):
    Cost of food and paper products                     30.0%          29.7%
    Labor                                               30.3           29.3
    Occupancy                                            7.2            7.1
    Other operating expenses                            14.2           13.8
                                               -------------  -------------
      Total bakery-cafe expenses                        81.6           79.8
  Fresh dough and other product cost of sales
   to franchisees (2)                                   86.7           85.9
  Depreciation and amortization                          4.8            4.3
  General and administrative expenses                    5.5            5.0
  Pre-opening expenses                                   0.3            0.3
                                               -------------  -------------
    Total costs and expenses                            88.6           86.1
                                               -------------  -------------
Operating profit                                        11.4           13.9
Interest expense                                         0.1             --
Other (income) expense, net                             (0.4)          (0.3)
                                               -------------  -------------
Income before income taxes                              11.7           14.1
Income taxes                                             4.3            5.5
                                               -------------  -------------
    Net income                                           7.4%           8.6%

Other comprehensive income (loss)                         --           (0.1)
                                               -------------  -------------
    Comprehensive income                                 7.4%           8.5%
                                               =============  =============

(1)  As a percentage of net bakery-cafe sales.

(2)  As a percentage of fresh dough and other product sales to franchisees.



                                                                 Schedule II

                            PANERA BREAD COMPANY
               Supplemental Sales and Bakery-Cafe Information

                                System-Wide Average Weekly Sales ("AWS")
                            2014[a]     2013      2012      2011      2010
                           --------- --------- --------- --------- ---------
AWS                          $47,360   $47,403   $46,676   $44,313   $42,852

[a]  Represents year-to-date system-wide AWS at the end of fiscal Q2 2014.



                                                            Year-Over-Year
                                                          Change in Company-
                 2014 Company-Owned AWS By Year Opened         Owned AWS
             -------------------------------------------- ------------------
                                                                  2012
                       2013    2012      2013              2013  Opens
               2014   Opens  Opens & Acquisitions          Opens   &    AWS
              Opens    [b]    Prior       [c]      Total    [d]  Prior Total
             ------- ------- ------- ------------ ------- ------ ----- -----
Bakery-Cafes    26      63     801         1        891
    Q1 14    $55,230 $40,919 $47,539    $55,601   $47,142 -33.9%  1.0%  0.0%
    Q2 14    $45,499 $41,953 $48,885    $46,482   $48,313 -13.0%  0.3% -0.8%
  2014 YTD   $48,300 $41,436 $48,212    $51,041   $47,731 -18.7%  0.7% -0.4%
[b]  2013 Company-owned AWS excludes acquisition data.

[c]  Represents one Panera bakery-cafe in 2013.

[d]  Change in Company-owned AWS in 2014 from 2013 compares 63 bakery-cafes
     in 2014 against 28 bakery-cafes at the end of fiscal Q2 2013.



              2014 Franchise-Operated AWS By Year  Year-Over-Year Change in
                             Opened                 Franchise-Operated AWS
              ----------------------------------- --------------------------
                                  2012              2013     2012
                2014     2013    Opens &            Opens   Opens &    AWS
                Opens    Opens    Prior    Total     [e]     Prior    Total
              -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
 Bakery-Cafes    20       70       837      927
    Q1 14      $58,891  $43,874  $46,881  $46,717  -14.9%    0.2%     -0.2%
    Q2 14      $52,347  $43,581  $47,500  $47,290  -11.8%    -0.4%    -1.0%
   2014 YTD    $53,882  $43,727  $47,191  $47,005  -12.3%    -0.1%    -0.6%
[e]  Change in Franchise-operated AWS in 2014 from 2013 compares 70 bakery-
     cafes in 2014 against 31 bakery-cafes at the end of fiscal Q2 2013.



                              Traditional and Non-Traditional AWS [f]
                       -----------------------------------------------------
                                             Franchise-
                         Company-Owned        Operated        System-Wide
                       ----------------- ----------------- -----------------
                         2014     2013     2014     2013     2014     2013
                         Opens    Opens    Opens    Opens    Opens    Opens
                       -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
  Traditional Bakery-
         Cafes            22       24       19       27       41       51
    Non-Traditional
      Bakery-Cafes         4        4        1        4        5        8
    Traditional AWS     $50,038  $51,630  $53,568  $52,149  $51,653  $51,928
  Non-Traditional AWS   $36,747  $48,286  $57,102  $44,320  $42,199  $46,944
                       -------- -------- -------- -------- -------- --------
         Total          $48,300  $50,983  $53,882  $49,855  $50,738  $50,338
[f]  Represents year-to-date bakery-cafe openings and AWS for fiscal 2014
     and fiscal 2013. Traditional bakery-cafes generally represent bakery-
     cafes opened in suburban geographies approximating our standard 4,200
     square foot design. Non-traditional bakery-cafes reflect all other
     bakery-cafes including urban, small footprint formats, and delivery
     units.



                                                     Schedule II (continued)


                     Bakery-Cafe Openings (excluding acquisitions) [g]
               -------------------------------------------------------------
               Company Franchise Total               Company Franchise Total
               ------- --------- -----               ------- --------- -----
     Q1 14        16       11      27      Q1 13        10       12      22
     Q2 14        10       9       19      Q2 13        18       19      37
     Q3 14                                 Q3 13        17       15      32
     Q4 14                                 Q4 13        18       24      42
               ------- --------- -----               ------- --------- -----
   2014 YTD       26       20      46     2013 YTD      63       70     133
[g]  Bakery-cafe openings in fiscal Q1 2014 exclude the opening of one
     Company-owned catering hub. Bakery-cafe openings in fiscal Q2 2014
     exclude the opening of one Company-owned and one franchise-operated
     catering hub. As of fiscal Q2 2014, there were eight Company-owned and
     one franchise-operated catering hubs operating.



                                                                Schedule III

                            PANERA BREAD COMPANY
                Comparable Net Bakery-Cafe Sales Information

Set forth below is comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth information on a calendar basis comparing fiscal Q2 2014 to comparable periods in the prior year:


                  For the 4   For the 5   For the 4   For the 13  For the 26
                 Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended Weeks Ended
                  April 29,    June 3,     July 1,     July 1,     July 1,
                     2014        2014        2014        2014        2014
                 ----------- ----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Company-owned        0.4%        0.4%       -0.6%        0.1%        0.1%
Franchise-
 operated           -0.7%        0.0%        0.2%       -0.2%        0.0%
System-wide         -0.2%        0.2%       -0.2%        0.0%        0.0%


Set forth below is Company-owned comparable net bakery-cafe sales growth information for fiscal Q2 2014 adjusted for the estimated impact of the Easter shift between calendar quarters:

                                                      For the 13 Weeks Ended
                                                           July 1, 2014
                                                      ----------------------
Company-owned As Reported                                      0.1%
Easter Shift                                                   0.4%
                                                      ----------------------
Adjusted Company-owned                                         0.5%

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Every day we read jaw-dropping stats on the explosion of data. We allocate significant resources to harness and better understand it. We build businesses around it. But we’ve only just begun. For big payoffs in Big Data, CIOs are turning to cognitive computing. Cognitive computing’s ability to securely extract insights, understand natural language, and get smarter each time it’s used is the next, logical step for Big Data.
The 4th International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 17th International Cloud Expo - to be held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
Enterprises are fast realizing the importance of integrating SaaS/Cloud applications, API and on-premises data and processes, to unleash hidden value. This webinar explores how managers can use a Microservice-centric approach to aggressively tackle the unexpected new integration challenges posed by proliferation of cloud, mobile, social and big data projects. Industry analyst and SOA expert Jason Bloomberg will strip away the hype from microservices, and clearly identify their advantages and d...
There's no doubt that the Internet of Things is driving the next wave of innovation. Google has spent billions over the past few months vacuuming up companies that specialize in smart appliances and machine learning. Already, Philips light bulbs, Audi automobiles, and Samsung washers and dryers can communicate with and be controlled from mobile devices. To take advantage of the opportunities the Internet of Things brings to your business, you'll want to start preparing now.
In a world of ever-accelerating business cycles and fast-changing client expectations, the cloud increasingly serves as a growth engine and a path to new business models. Dynamic clouds enable businesses to continuously reinvent themselves, adapting their business processes, their service and software delivery and their operations to achieve speed-to-market and quick response to customer feedback. As the cloud evolves, the industry has multiple competing cloud technologies, offering on-premises ...
The 5th International DevOps Summit, co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo – being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA – announces that its Call for Papers is open. Born out of proven success in agile development, cloud computing, and process automation, DevOps is a macro trend you cannot afford to miss. From showcase success stories from early adopters and web-scale businesses, DevOps is expanding to organizations of all sizes, including the...
Over the years, a variety of methodologies have emerged in order to overcome the challenges related to project constraints. The successful use of each methodology seems highly context-dependent. However, communication seems to be the common denominator of the many challenges that project management methodologies intend to resolve. In this respect, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can be viewed as powerful tools for managing projects. Few research papers have focused on the way...
As the world moves from DevOps to NoOps, application deployment to the cloud ought to become a lot simpler. However, applications have been architected with a much tighter coupling than it needs to be which makes deployment in different environments and migration between them harder. The microservices architecture, which is the basis of many new age distributed systems such as OpenStack, Netflix and so on is at the heart of CloudFoundry – a complete developer-oriented Platform as a Service (PaaS...
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
The OpenStack cloud operating system includes Trove, a database abstraction layer. Rather than applications connecting directly to a specific type of database, they connect to Trove, which in turn connects to one or more specific databases. One target database is Postgres Plus Cloud Database, which includes its own RESTful API. Trove was originally developed around MySQL, whose interfaces are significantly less complicated than those of the Postgres cloud database. In his session at 16th Cloud...
SAP is delivering break-through innovation combined with fantastic user experience powered by the market-leading in-memory technology, SAP HANA. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Thorsten Leiduck, VP ISVs & Digital Commerce, SAP, discussed how SAP and partners provide cloud and hybrid cloud solutions as well as real-time Big Data offerings that help companies of all sizes and industries run better. SAP launched an application challenge to award the most innovative SAP HANA and SAP HANA...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading in...
The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete at launch. DevOps may be disruptive, but it is essential. The DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo – to be held June 3-5, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City – will expand the DevOps community, enable a wide...
P2P RTC will impact the landscape of communications, shifting from traditional telephony style communications models to OTT (Over-The-Top) cloud assisted & PaaS (Platform as a Service) communication services. The P2P shift will impact many areas of our lives, from mobile communication, human interactive web services, RTC and telephony infrastructure, user federation, security and privacy implications, business costs, and scalability. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robin Raymond, Chief Architect...
There is no question that the cloud is where businesses want to host data. Until recently hypervisor virtualization was the most widely used method in cloud computing. Recently virtual containers have been gaining in popularity, and for good reason. In the debate between virtual machines and containers, the latter have been seen as the new kid on the block – and like other emerging technology have had some initial shortcomings. However, the container space has evolved drastically since coming on...