Here are some resources about us, including press releases and company information. Some links provided below will take you to third-party websites. We assume no liability for information or statements you may encounter on the Internet outside of this website.

Note: Press information on this site is intended for media seeking information about our family-owned and operated locations. Hamra Enterprises is a franchisee of Caribou, Panera Bread, Noodles & Company, and Wendy’s. Our company headquarters is in Springfield, Missouri, with operating units in 11 states:  Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, and Tennessee.

11/11/19 – Ozarks First

Child with autism fulfills dream of being a Wendy’s manager

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 –

Missouri-Based Multi-Brand Operator Snaps Up 13 More Panera Bread Locations

3/9/19 – Springfield Business Journal

Hamra Enterprises acquires Panera Bread cafes

3/7/19 – Fast Casual

Missouri Panera franchisee adds 13 locations to porfolio

3/7/19 –

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 |

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.

Mike Hamra, CEO

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.

1/8/18 | Northwest Herald

McHenry Arby’s closes, Panera planning to move in

12/20/17 |Chicago Steel

9/15/17 | Greenfield Recorder
Where’s the beef?It’s coming to Athol
7/13/17 | FOX2 9AM Noodles & Co. Mac & Cheese Eating Contest for Backstoppers

3/17/17 | Children’s Miracle Network Hospital – Cox Health

3/11/17 | KTVI St. Louis FOX 2 News – The Thread

Celebrate National Nutrition Month with Noodles & Co.

11/22/16 | KTVI St. Louis FOX 2 News

Noodles & Company Richmond Heights Now Open

11/21/2016 | Nation’s Restaurant News

NRN Mike Hamra

Hamra Enterprises grows as trend takes hold

11/16/16 | St. Louis Business Journal

Noodles & Company sets opening in Richmond Heights

11/14/16 | Springfield New Leader

Hamra Enterprises purchases Chicago-area Wendy’s locations

11/8/16 | KY3 NBC News

Hamra Enterprises buys 25 Wendy’s stores in Chicago area

11/8/16 | Chicago Business Journal

Panera Bread franchisee buys 25 Chicago-area Wendy’s restaurants

11/7/16 | Chicago Tribune

Panera operator buys 25 Chicago-area Wendy’s restaurants

5/5/16 | KSDK NBC St. Louis, MO

Here to tell us more and to preview some of the cooking demos you’ll see at the show are Nichole Curry and Chris Holloman from Noodles and Company and special guest, Lillian Holloman.

 KSDK Baby Kid Expo
4/11/16 | KY3 Springfield, MO

In 2015, Wendy’s of Missouri restaurants exceeded our $100,000 goal by raising $101,457.62 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in Springfield, MO, Columbia, MO and Kansas City.

1/4/16 | KTVI St. Louis FOX 2 News

Noodles & Company Celebrates National Spaghetti Day

12/14/15 | Frankfort Patch

Frankfort Panera to Debut Drive-Thru This Week

11/17/15 | KSDK Show Me St. Louis

Noodles and Company is hosting its last family night this Thursday

11/11/15 | Boston Globe

30 Boston area Wendy’s change ownership

11/5/17 | Wicked Local Woburn

Noodles & Company to offer free kids meals in November

11/4/17 | Boston Eater

Noodles & Company Preparing for Medford Opening

10/17/15 | Columbia Daily Tribune

Noodles & Co. makes push for more natural menu

10/9/15 | Wicked Local Woburn

Woburn’s Noodles & Co. donates $1k to May Center School

10/2/15 | St. Louis FOX 2

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Nichole Curry and Andrea Sturm from Noodles and Company cook up some tasty dishes in the kitchen on the 9 AM Show.

11/21/2014 | Leisure & Hospitality International

For almost 40 years, Hamra Enterprises has found success and earned global recognition by following one simple equation: Happy employees equal happy customers.

11/4/2014 | Boston WCVB abc channel 5

10/21/2014 | Pioneer Local

Panera Bread opens in downtown Highland Park

10/7/2014 | MetroWest Daily

Using their noodles for charity

9/17/2014 | CBS Boston

Phantom Gourmet: Noodles & Company

10/31/2014 | Nashua Patch

Noodles & Company Raises $5K for Nashua Shelter

8/14/2014 | Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Variety of noodles to quickly satisfy cravings

8/11/2014 | Daily Herald
7/3/2014 | Lowell Sun

Noodles & Company opens in Nashua July 16

6/26/2014 | WCVB Boston abc5

Noodles & Company on The Chronicle

6/14/2014 | Columbia Daily Tribune

Springfield company purchases Noodles and Co. franchises

6/11/2014 | Burlington Patch

New Burlington Restaurant Preparing for Grand Opening

6/10/2014 | St. Louis Business Journal

Local Noodles & Company franchises sold

6/10/2014 | Fast Casual

Noodles & Co. franchisee acquires seven additional units

3/7/2014 | Boston Globe

Noodles & Company chain opening in Mass.

2/19/2014 | Northern Star

Drive-thru window to bring jobs, convenience

2/11/2014 | Daily Herald

Panera in Algonquin to get drive-through

2/8/2014 | Daily Chronicle

Panera Bread plans to add drive-thru in DeKalb

2/4/2014 | Chicago Tribune

Panera Bread® Coming Soon To Tinley Park

2/4/2014 | Chicago Tribune

Panera Bread® Coming Soon To Carpentersville

2/4/2014 | Chicago Tribune

Panera Bread® Coming Soon To Downtown Highland Park

1/22/2014 | Daily Herald

Panera store adjacent to Spring Hill Mall

1/20/2014 | Northwest Herald

Panera to open in Fall at Spring Hill Mall

8/13/2013 | Oswego Patch

Construction Continues On Panera Bread in Oswego

2013 | Wendy’s International Convention

Sam F. Hamra, Chairman of Hamra Enterprises received the 2013 Wendy’s International “Hall of Fame Award,”

8/1/2013 | Village of South Holland
10/1/2011 | Panera Bread Breaducation Bread Battle at The LeCordon Bleu Culinary school in Chicago, IL