City of Forney is excited to announce that fast casual bakery-café, Panera
Bread will soon be opening a location in Forney. The Missouri-based company
will be located on the property south of Kroger at the intersection of
Marketplace Blvd. and the WB U.S. Highway 80 frontage road.
is excited to be a part of the Forney Marketplace development with excellent
presence off of Highway 80 and Old FM 548,” said Senior Development Project
Manager, Justin Knepper. “The city staff and developer have been awesome to
work with and are doing everything they can to set us up for success at this
a “bakery-café”, Panera offers a wide array of pastries and baked goods, such
as croissants, bagels, cookies, scones, muffins and brownies. These, along with
artisan breads, are baked before dawn by on-staff bakers at the bakery. Since
2009 the company has been recognized as one of the top restaurants in the
industry and was recently named 2018 Harris Poll – Sandwich Shop of the year.
Bread is an excellent addition to Forney’s business community,” said Forney
Economic Development Corporation Director Warren Ketteman. He added, “We
believe this announcement will serve to kickstart more development along the
U.S. Highway 80 frontage road.”
It’s estimated that 50-60 jobs will be created with the restaurant’s opening in Forney and hiring will begin in late 2019 prior to opening. For more information about Panera Bread or to apply, please visit www.panerabread.com.