Panera to Open at 91st & Memorial

The local Panera Bread franchise Traditional Bakery, Inc. recently announced plans to open a new Panera Bread at 91st and Memorial.

“We have an opportunity to move our location at 3800 E. 51st St. to a new site at 91st and Memorial,” says Renee Eiffert, director of marketing. “On August 7 we will discontinue operations at the 51st Street location as planned. However, because of construction timing on the 91st and Memorial site, we do not anticipate moving into our new location until early December this year, right before the holidays.

“We are excited about opening a new location in south Tulsa. Our staff at the 51st Street location will be absorbed by the bakery-cafes at 69th and Lewis and 41st and Hudson. We know theses bakery-cafes will continue to provide a great guest experience to those who frequented the 51st Street location.”

Dr. Tom and Sue Stees of Tulsa and Jim and Gaynell Magers of Springfield, Mo. own the eight Tulsa-area locations, which are a part of the Traditional Bakery, Inc. franchise. They also own 11 other Panera Bread bakery-cafes located in Stillwater, Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri.

All Panera Bread bakery-cafes are open seven days a week. Tulsa-area bakery-cafes are located at 6981 S. Lewis Ave.; 1624 E 15th St.’ Woodland Hills Mall; 5601 E. 41st St.; and 11123 E. 71st St. Panera also has locations in Broken Arrow at 2201 West Detroit and Owasso at 12417 E. 96th St. North.

Updated 08-21-2007

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