Business name: Panera Bread

Location: 1050 Ellis Ave., Conway

Telephone: 501-764-1623


Date opened: Aug. 16, 2010

Number of employees: Around 25

What type of business is it? Bakery Cafe

What specifically does your business do? Provides baked breads, bagels and pastries, a variety of soups and sandwiches, and specialty coffee and drinks.

Owner or manager name: Cindy Ali

Why did you decide to open this business/location? Conway is an exciting and growing city and something Panera Bread wants to be a part of.

What is the best part about owning/operating this business? Helping people live a life enhanced by bread.

What makes your business unique to Conway and Faulkner County? Although Panera Bread is a national chain, there are only six bakery cafes in Arkansas in six different cities with Conway being one of them. Panera Bread bakes its bread, bagels and pastries fresh each and every night of the week.