Back in February we we're first to report on Panera Bread making plans to open their first restaurant in the Spokane area. This new location will be Spokane Valley and I can not only confirm that Panera Bread is coming, but can now report that construction has started.
Panera Bread will build a 5,100 square foot stand alone restaurant with a drive through. The building will be to the east of Spokane Valley Mall, and immediately east of the I-90 / Sullivan exit. Their address will be 15716 E. Indiana.
Construction work is being done by Yost, Mooney & Pugh.
Panera Bread is rapidly growing chain of fast casual café / bakery restaurants. The company is based in Kirkwood,MO and has near 2,000 locations . We don't yet have an opening date or amount of people will be hired.
For more information on Panera Bread, visit their web site at-
Update 04/21/2015 -
I have finally heard from Panera Bread's corporate offices . The new Spokane Valley Panera Bread is planned to open for business on Aug 14th , 2015 .
It will employ about 65.