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Panera Bread on Ambassador Caffery to close

Posted at 10:54 AM, Jul 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 11:54:37-04

Panera Bread located on Ambassador Caffery near Costco will be closing in August.

Panera will close its 4525 Ambassador Caffery Parkway location in the Ambassador Town Center on Aug. 2, according to the Advocate,

Although the traffic count for the area was what attracted them to the location, said Tom Krings, co-owner of CSC Investments, the Tennessee-based company that is the local Panera Bread franchisee, dealing with Ambassador Caffery Parkway's traffic and the difficulty of turning left into the shopping center and getting to the restaurant negatively affected its sales, he said.

"I sat through light after light myself when I tried to get there," Kring said. "It took me 15 minutes to get half a mile down Ambassador, and it was difficult to turn left. Ultimately, the sales did not materialize to support that cafe, and we hope our customers will be able to join us at our Johnston Street location."

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