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2016 Top 500: Bakery-cafe chains

Panera Bread

Bakery cafe chains within the Top 500 increased sales a combined 6.7% to $7.1 billion. Unit counts increased 3.9% to 3,839. Some of the largest players, including category leader Panera Bread, exhibited healthy growth, and plenty of younger chains are rising in the ranks, including Kneaders Bakery & Cafe with a sales increase of 40%, and Boudin Sourdough Bakery & Cafe, up 14.8%.

2016 Rank

Chain Name

2015 U.S. Sales ($000)

2015 U.S. Units

10Panera Bread/Saint Louis Bread Co.4,795,9001,955
84Einstein Bros. Bagels511,900*742
97Corner Bakery Cafe380,969197
102Au Bon Pain363,300207
168Bruegger's Bagels209,000*280*
187Le Pain Quotidien182,700*88
197la Madeleine Country French Cafe 76

*Technomic estimate


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