Hamra News

Press Releases

11/21/23 | Hamra Enterprises Opens First “Panera To Go” Location in Joliet

9/18/23 | Hamra Enterprises to Open New Panera Bread Cafe in McHenry

6/28/23 | Hamra Enterprises Acquires 24 New Panera Bread Locations

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

In The News

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9/28/23 – QSR Magazine

Hamra Enterprises Introduces On-Site Homework Program

8/23/23 – QSR Magazine

Hamra Enterprises’ Chuck Ocarz to Retire After 28 Years

6/28/23 – The Acadiana Advocate

Missouri company buys Lafayette Panera Bread location

6/28/23 – QSR Magazine

Hamra Enterprises Acquires Two Dozen Panera Locations

6/28/23 – Restaurant Business Magazine

Hamra Enterprises acquires 24 Panera Bread units across the South

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 – Caribou Coffee

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