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While looking for fresh business ideas, his brother invited him to his home in San Francisco to see European-style bakeries that were all the rage out west. Company-owned fresh dough facilities produced and distributed all the breads and bagels for the bakery-cafes. Please carefully review any restrictions accompanying the Licensed Material on the Getty Images website and contact your Getty Images representative if you have a question about them.
Employees worked day and night leading up to the holiday, but as morning approached on Dec. 25, Rosenthal realized he didn’t have enough bread to fulfill pre-orders and walk-in customers.“It got to the point where associates refused to go to the front of the store because they didn’t want to tell another customer that there wasn’t any more bread to buy,” he says.Some customers expressed agitation, others understood Rosenthal’s mistake as a bump in starting a business.
Collect, curate and comment on your files.Ken Rosenthal, left, is the founder of Panera Bread Co. An encounter with a sourdough loaf on the West Coast sparked the inspiration for what would become a publicly traded restaurant chain.It was 1987 and 44-year-old Ken Rosenthal was feeling restless. He and his son-in-law Craig Flom, right, are opening a fifth outlet soon in the Denver Tech Center. Berger was neighbors with Ken Rosenthal, who founded Panera in 1987 as the St. Louis Bread Co. (which is still its name in that city).
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Rosenthal is presently a baseball reporter for Fox and an insider of the MLB network. Fortunately, consumers flocked to the eatery, happy for a reincarnation of the bakeries of yesteryear.There would still be kinks to be worked out, starting with the act of bread making.
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St. Louis Bread Co. founder Ken Rosenthal invested $150,000 and took out an SBA loan for another $150,000 to open his first bakery-cafe in Kirkwood in 1987.
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Find out more about his career and all that there is about his personal life from his wife to children. A longtime entrepreneur and owner of two women’s apparel retail shops in his hometown of St. Louis, he was ready for a new challenge. We believe in raising, serving and eating food that is good and good for you. Your Getty Images representative will discuss a renewal with you.By clicking the Download button, you accept the responsibility for using unreleased content (including obtaining any clearances required for your use) and agree to abide by any restrictions.The IBM strategic repository for digital assets such as images and videos is located at Your team's Premium Access agreement is expiring soon.Boards are the best place to save images and video clips.
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We're all about making food you can feel good about eating. In 1999, Shaich decided to sell the Au Bon Pain bakery-cafe business unit and focus on building the Saint Louis Bread Co. concept into a national brand, under the name Panera BreadIn 2007, Panera Bread purchased a majority stake in Paradise Bakery & CaféToday Panera Bread enjoys tremendous success, ranking as one of the top growth companies in the food service industry.