Au Bon Pain, which is French for the Good Bread, is a chain of American-based fast casual cafes and bakeries in the United States. It has its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. Au Bon Pain was founded in the year 1977 by a man named Louis Rapuano. It has expanded since it was founded throughout the United States as well as a couple of other countries. The company originally opened as a way for an equipment manufacturer to show off his ovens but has since become a way for people to get access to bread.