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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 18, 2020

Kind Hospitality Opens New Panera Bread Restaurant at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport

MESA, Ariz. – November 18, 2020 — Kind Hospitality is pleased to announce the opening of its latest Panera Bread restaurant, located within Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (PMGA). Despite the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, this location marks Kind Hospitality Group’s 10th Panera location, and the fifth to open within a popular airport. The company celebrated the opening with a social distanced ribbon cutting ceremony today, Wednesday, November 18. Attendees included, Mayor Gail Barney of Queen Creek,  Mesa Airport Authority and Kind Hospitality staff. 

“Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is excited to welcome the new Panera Bread restaurant opening between Gates 6 and 7, said Executive Director/CEO of Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority,  J. Brian O’Neill, A.A.E. “We have been working with our concessionaires for the past two years to bring new, upscale food, beverage, and retail options to the growing number of air travelers choosing Gateway Airport. I am confident that our customers will be impressed with the new selection.”

Located beyond the security checkpoint, the new Panera Bread offers travelers a selection of its 100% clean menu favorites including a wide array of sandwiches like the Mediterranean Veggie and the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt; classic soups such as Creamy Tomato and Chicken Noodle plus seasonal options; salads from the fresh Fuji Apple with Chicken to the Green Goddess Cobb with Chicken; and Mac and Cheese. Menu offerings just for the kids include Grilled Cheese, a Ham or Turkey Sandwich, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and more. The restaurant opens daily two hours before the first flight and closes upon final flight departure (depending on flight schedule).

“We greatly value our strong relationship with Phoenix Mesa Gateway Airport Authority and Panera Bread,” says Nava Singam, CEO/President of Kind hospitality Inc. “We are extraordinarily proud of our team for developing a strategic plan and executing it through our great partnership with the airport during these difficult times as a result of COVID-19. With a new team of 25 local individuals and an ever growing flight schedule at PMGA, we are pleased to bring this café to life in order to serve our traveling public at the airport.”

Kind Hospitality was the first to open a Panera Bread location within an airport at Phoenix Sky Harbor’s Terminal 4 in 2017. Working closely with the Panera Bread team to develop an airport model based on the restaurant concept’s regular street-side model, Kind Hospitality has also opened Panera airport locations at DFW International and Charlotte Douglas International.

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About Kind Hospitality: Founded in 1996, Kind Hospitality provides exceptional service to travelers out of various airports. The company’s well-known brands include Panera Bread, Macayo’s Mexican Food, O.H.S.O. Brewery, Barrio Brewing Company, Virtu Honest Craft, and Copper Plate an American Grill. Kind’s dedication to high performance standards, continued reliance on premium ingredients and close attention to the overall guest experience keeps guests returning time and again to each of the organization’s exceptional restaurant outlets. For more information, visit