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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, Noodles & Company and Holiday Inn Express. Our company headquarters is in Springfield, Missouri with operating units in nine states; Arkansas, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Tennessee and Texas.
7/24/18 | Panera Bread® Dedham to Open on July 24
6/13/2018 | Panera Bread® To Open With New Design in Gurnee
5/29/2018 | Panera Bread® To Open in Lockport
11/16/2017 | Panera Bread® Now Opens in Palatine
4/29/2017 | Panera Bread® Grand Opening Release Mundelein IL
4/6/2016 | Panera Bread® Coming Soon to Lake Zurich, IL
10/12/2015 | Panera Bread® Coming Soon to Medford, MA
9/22/2015 | Noodles & Company Opens In Woburn, MA
4/28/2015 | 100th Panera Promotion Press Release
5/29/2014 | Panera Bread Opens New Drive Thru in Oswego, IL
1/27/2014 | Panera Bread Coming Soon to Carpentersville, IL
1/27/2014 | Panera Bread Coming Soon to Tinley Park, IL
In The News
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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
11/11/19 – Ozarks First
Child with autism fulfills dream of being a Wendy’s manager
11/10/19 – Joliet Patch
Panera Bread Hiring As Jefferson St. Site Forges Ahead
3/14/19 – Franchising.com
Missouri-Based Multi-Brand Operator Snaps Up 13 More Panera Bread Locations
3/9/19 – Springfield Business Journal
3/7/19 – Fast Casual
Missouri Panera franchisee adds 13 locations to porfolio
3/7/19 – Franchising.com
Hamra Enterprises Announces the Acquisition of 13 Panera Bread bakery-cafes located in Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
1/7/19 – Biz 417
How Hamra Enterprises’ HERO Fund Helps It’s Employees
10/29/18 – Deerfield Patch
Panera Plans To Move South Into Deerbrook Shopping Center
10/29/18 – Chicago Tribune
Panera Bread moving Deerfield location to new building
10/1/18 | St. Louis FOX 2
Noodles Day Preview with Noodles & Company
5/27/18 | Franchising.com
Family Man: A Way of Life, Not Just a Way of Business
5/10/18 | St. Louis NBC 5
Noodles & Company is the first-casual chain to offer zoodles nationwide
5/10/18 | St. Louis FOX 2
Noodles is the first national fast-casual chain to offer zoodles from coast-to-coast.
4/12/18 – Leisure & Hospitality
Hamra Enterprises is expanding the level of customer service at its Panera Bread and Wendy’s locations.
3/7/18 | St. Louis FOX 2
In partnership with the Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) of Greater St. Louis, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds and awareness for two local children’s hospitals, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital.