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Note: Press information available on this site is intended for media seeking information about our family owned and operated locations. Hamra Enterprises is a franchisee of Wendy’s, Panera Bread, and Noodles & Company. Our company headquarters is in Springfield, Missouri with operating units in eight states; Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire and Tennessee.
4/27/23 | Hamra’s 98th Wendy’s location is first entry in travel center market
2/21/23 | Panera Bread Opens New 24/7 Bakery-Cafe at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA
1/16/23 | Wendy’s Unveils New Restaurant Design in Ninth St MO
4/11/22 | Hamra Unveils New Wendy’s Restaurant in Marshfield MO
11/8/21 | Hamra Unveils New Wendy’s Restaurant in Moberly MO
10/7/20 | Hamra Enterprises announces wage increase for all employees
2/17/20 | Panera Bread to Open Second Location in Joliet
2/15/20 | Panera Bread To Open With New Design in Deerfield
12/10/19 |Wendy’s Unveils New Restaurant Design in Skokie
9/26/19 | Panera Bread® To Open With New Design in Buffalo Grove
2/28/19 | Hamra Enterprises Announces the Acquisition of 13 Panera Bread® bakery-cafes located in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi
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5/2/23 – St. Louis FOX2 News
A Caribou Coffeehouse is opening in St. Louis
5/2/23 – KSDK St. Louis
National coffee chain is coming to St. Louis
4/27/23 – QSR Magazine
Hamra Enterprises Opens New Wendy’s Store in Mt. Vernon
4/25/23 – PR Newswire
Caribou Coffee Announces Over 300 Franchise Locations. Mike Hamra and Hamra Enterprises signed a multi-unit agreement to open 24 Caribou Coffee locations throughout Missouri including St. Louis, Springfield, and Kansas City markets.
4/20/23 – KY3
Businessman Sam Hamra receives honor from Springfield organization
4/11/23 – Springfield News-Leader
New CoxHealth facility named for Springfield’s Sam and June Hamra. Sam and June Hamra cut the ribbon on The Hamra Center, a CoxHealth facility with an urgent care and clinic for patients 65 and older, on Monday, April 10, 2023.
3/22/23 – Springfield Business Journal
Hamra Enterprises employee honored with Niagara Falls vacation.
12/1/22 – KY3 The Place
November is adoption month. Here’s how a local Wendy’s is helping.
10/31/22 – KY3 News
City of Springfield gives Sam Hamra the prestigious key to the city
Sam Hamra was presented with the Key to the City by Springfield Mayor Ken McClure at a ceremony on Monday. Hamra is an attorney and the founder and chairman of Hamra Enterprises.
6/22/22 – Columbia Daily Tribune
New Wendy’s to open this fall on Ninth Street in downtown Columbia near Mizzou
“We wanted a location that serves the downtown and provides access to our brand for students at the University of Missouri,” Mike Hamra, CEO and president of Hamra Enterprises, said in a statement about the new location. “We love this street too as it feeds directly into the campus, and it receives a tremendous amount of foot traffic by students visiting retailers and restaurants in downtown Columbia.
8/5/20 – FOX 4
Sedalia Wendy’s recognizes employees for act of heroism after deadly crash.
8/5/20 – CBS KRCG
Two employees honored for heroic efforts when truck crashed into Sedalia Wendy’s. Donavan Dobson, 16, and Preston Carr, 22.
5/5/20 – 98.3 WCCQ
Lockport Panera Bread Honoring First Responders With Breakfast & Parade Today
4/17/20 – 101.9 The Mix
2/17/20 – Joliet Patch
Panera Bread Opens Drive-Thru On Jefferson St.
2/10/20 – Joliet Patch
Panera Bread Drive-Thru: Grand Opening Set