Nov 24, 2014 6:56 PM by News Staff
Panera Bread has plans to open a restaurant in Chico, county officials have confirmed.
The restaurant, a chain of bakery-café fast casual restaurants with roughly 1800 locations in the United States and Canada, will be taking over the current Marie Callendar's location on East 20th Street near the Chico Mall.
Last month it was revealed that city officials received a land-use permit from a developer who had requested to demolish the Marie Callendar's building. The parent company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2011.
A time table for the Panera construction project has not been released