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Press Releases Archive

Welcome to the Press Releases Archive. Here you will find our press releases since 2014. If you are member of the press and cannot find the information you need on this website, please contact send us an email

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

1/11/2018 | Panera Bread® Bolingbrook Relocating to New Location with Drive-Thru

11/16/2017 | Panera Bread® Now Opens in Palatine

9/25/2017 | Hamra Enterprises Supports Hurricane Relief Efforts

9/14/2017 | Wendy’s To Unveil Innovative Restaurant Design in Athol, MA

4/29/2017 | Panera Bread® Grand Opening Release Mundelein IL

3/6/2017 | Panera Bread® Grand Opening Release South Elgin IL

11/7/2016 | Hamra Enterprises announces acquisiton of 25 Wendy’s in Illinois

6/20/2016 | Panera Bread® Opens New Bakery-Cafe in Lake Zurich

4/6/2016 | Panera Bread® Coming Soon to Lake Zurich, IL

11/10/2015 | Hamra Enterprises announces acquisition of 30 Wendy’s

10/12/2015 | Panera Bread® Coming Soon to Medford, MA

9/22/2015 | Noodles & Company Opens In Woburn, MA

9/2/2015 | Noodles & Company Opening New Location in Columbia, MO. – First 50 Guests Will Receive Free Noodles

9/2/2015 | Noodles & Company Opening New Metro East Location in Shiloh, Ill. – First 50 Guests Will Receive Free Noodles

6/23/2015 | Celebrate National Mac & Cheese Day by Donating a Box to Support Local Hunger Prevention

4/28/2015 | 100th Panera Promotion Press Release

4/6/2015 | Noodles & Company Opens In Westwood’s University Station First 50 in Will Receive Free Noodles

2/27/2015 | St. Louis and Columbia Noodles & Company Restaurants Launch Exclusive Partnership With Schlafly

2/13/2015 | More Than 40 Days Of Helping The Community Noodles & Company to host benefit days every day of Lent to support local organizations

1/12/2015 | Panera Bread opens new drive-thru bakery-cafe with giveaways in Aurora, IL

10/03/2014 | Celebrate National Noodle Day on October 6 with Noodles & Company

9/22/2014 | Noodles & Company Now Offers Catering From St. Louis and Columbia Locations

6/9/2014 | Hamra Enterprises Announces the Acquisition of Seven Franchised Noodles & Company Locations in Missouri

4/30/2014 | Noodles & Company Announces The Grand Opening of First Massachusetts Location

5/29/2014 | Panera Bread Opens New Drive Thru in Oswego, IL

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread with Drive Thru Coming Soon to Oswego, IL

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread Coming Soon to downtown Highland Park, IL

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread Coming Soon to Aurora, IL on Kirk Road

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread On Randall Road in Algonquin, IL to Add Drive-Thru

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread in Geneva, IL to Relocate South on Randall Road

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread Coming Soon to Carpentersville, IL

1/27/2014 | Panera Bread Coming Soon to Tinley Park, IL

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