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Flynn Restaurant Group buys 47 Panera Bread units

FRG is first new Panera Bread franchisee in nearly 10 years

Flynn Restaurant Group LP has acquired 47 Panera Bread locations in Northern California and Washington in a pair of deals that gives the big, San Francisco-based franchisee its third major restaurant brand, FRG told Nation’s Restaurant News.

All but two of those locations were acquired from the franchisor in a refranchising deal — Panera Bread’s second of the year — that also includes six more locations under development and expected to open next year.

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