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Palmdale’s East Side Welcomes New Panera Bread



Palmdale’s East Side Welcomes New Panera Bread

PALMDALE – Palmdale’s east side welcome its latest addition to its growing list of  business with a grand opening and “bread breaking” ceremony for Panera Bread, located at 38029-C 47th Street East, in Palmdale, in the Palmdale Gateway Shopping Center.

Panera Bread District Manager Jacob Bustos and Store General Manager Raquel Hernandez welcomed a crowd of customers, local Palmdale Chamber and Antelope Valley Chamber members, City of Palmdale officials, representatives from Assemblyman Steve Knight’s office and Panera staff to the official opening.  As is a tradition with Panera Bread openings, Mayor Jim Ledford was invited to break a symbolic first loaf of bread to commemorate the event.

“As an east side resident, I can’t say enough how pleased I am to have Panera Bread so close to home,” Ledford said. “This is a continuation of what has been building momentum in East Palmdale.  We have a vibrant shopping corridor that our east side residents, as well as those who live in Littlerock, Pearblossom and surrounding areas, can easily access and enjoy.”

Other businesses located in the Palmdale Gateway center are Super Target, It’s a Grind, El Pollo Loco, Ross, Bath and Body, Home Depot, Bank of America, Burger King, Petsmart, Styles for Less, Staples, Game Stop, Gateway Dental Group, Red Persimmon Nails & Spa, Freeway Insurance, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Famous Footware.

Panera Bread’s business hours are:  Monday through Saturday from 6 am to 9 pm and Sunday from 7 am to 8 pm. With its identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Highlighted by antibiotic free chicken, whole grain bread, select organic and all-natural ingredients and a menu with 0 grams artificial trans fat per serving, Panera’s bakery-cafe selection offers flavorful, wholesome offerings. The menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites, complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. Guests will enjoy Panera’s warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor, and free internet access provided through a managed WiFi network. At the close of each day, Panera Bread bakery-cafes donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need.

For more information on Panera Bread, please visit To contact Panera Bread in East Palmdale, please call 661/285-1189.


Communications Department · 38300 Sierra Highway · Palmdale, CA  93550



February 1, 2011 Posted by | City of Palmdale, east palmdale panera bread, jim ledford east palmdale, jim ledford panera bread, panera bread palmdale | , , , , | Leave a comment