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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 nine states; Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire and Tennessee.

Press Releases

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

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


In The News

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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

4/17/20101.9 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

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