New Panera Underscores Midtown Memphis 'Tipping Point'

"Panera Bread Co. is coming to one of Midtown’s busiest streets following years of site selection in the area.

The St. Louis-based fast-casual sandwich franchise plans to open in the 4,588-square-foot, freestanding space that is currently a Pizza Hut at 1961 Union Ave. by early May.

Rick Postle, who owns Panera franchise rights to the Memphis area along with his wife, Rosemary, under the entity Delta Dough Inc., said Panera’s new Midtown store will not only fill unmet demand in the area but will be the first location in West Tennessee with a drive-thru."

Read more in the Memphis Daily News