St. Louis-based restaurant chain Panera Bread has confidentially filed to go public, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.
Panera announced a CEO transition in May and said leadership changes were "in preparation for its eventual IPO."
Panera was last publicly traded in 2017 before it was purchased by JAB Holding.
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