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5 Things You Probably Don't Know About Panera Founder Ron Shaich

The Panera founder is stepping down as CEO - but he's still certainly going to be busy.

Ron Shaich the founder, chairman and CEO of Panera Bread (PNRA) is stepping down as CEO after a truly illustrious career. Here are five things you may have not known about the fast-casual restaurant pioneer. 

1. In addition to Panera, Shaich also was instrumental in making Au Bon Pain the massive chain it is today

2. He sits on the board of Whole Foods.  (WFM)

3. He's President of the Panera Bread Foundation, and spearheaded the Panera Cares initiative which creates nonprofit community cafes with the purpose of creating a safe space to address food insecurity.

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4. He's a co-founder of No Labels, an organization that promotes bipartisan political problem solving. 

5. He made sure that Panera was at the forefront of mobile ordering

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