Springfield Business Journal:

The Magers family – panera.jpgthe Springfield franchisee for Panera Bread – has reached an agreement to open 4 Panera bakery-cafés in the Little Rock, Ark., area.

Jim and Gaynell Magers operate 27 Panera locations in Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas under the names Oklahoma City Bakery and Traditional Bakery. The latest agreement is between Panera and Oklahoma City Bakery.