PANERA BREAD TO GIVE AWAY FREE COFFEE FOR A WEEK IN CELEBRATION OF PATCHOGUE OPENING
–Bakery-Café to Offer First 250 Guests Free Coffee for a Week with Tumbler on Monday, July 6
PATCHOGUE, NY (July 1, 2015) ― With construction well underway at what will soon become Long Island’s 30th Panera Bread® bakery-café, those who live and work within easy access of Waverly Plaza in Patchogue can expect to be able to drop in for a grilled breakfast sandwich, seasonally fitting salad, broccoli cheddar soup served up in a bread bowl or one of Panera’s signature sandwiches on July 6.
To celebrate the cafés newest opening in Suffolk County, the restaurant will give away free coffee for a week plus a Panera Bread coffee tumbler to the first 250 guests beginning at 6:00AM – a value of $20.00. Located at 367B Sunrise Highway, the bakery-café will offer the usual perks like free Wi-Fi and cozy nooks for unwinding. In addition, Rapid Pick-Up, an advanced ordering option for to-go orders, will be available allowing mobile and online ordering via the Panera Mobile App or Website Link to skip the line.
“We’re excited to open our newest location in Patchogue,” says Greg George, Vice President of Operations for Doherty Enterprises, Inc., the Panera Bread franchisee for Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. “As we continue to staff the café with enthusiastic associates, we are confident that people in the area will enjoy the better-for-you food options in the café or to-go. We look forward to meeting the first 250 guests on July 6 and giving them a cup of our delicious freshly brewed coffee for a week.”
Panera Bread is actively looking to hire associates with experience (preferred), but not required. Qualified candidates must be 16 and over to apply and are encouraged to apply in person from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at the Patchogue location with valid identification. Applicants can also fill out an application online by visiting www.panerabread.jobs. In addition, the bakery-café is hiring managers with two years of management/leadership experience. Candidates must be 18 and over to apply and can apply online at www.dohertyinc.com/career-connection.
The Patchogue Panera Bread will serve breakfast from 5:30AM until 11:00AM Monday through Thursday, and 6:00AM through 11:30AM Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and dinner are available until 10:00PM Monday through Thursday and 11:00PM Friday and Saturday, the café closes one hour earlier on Sunday.
My family loves Panera and having another nearby location is wonderful. My daughters love the kids meal options and my husband is obsessed with the soups. Every time we go it is usually for lunch and my husband always orders an extra broccoli cheddar soup to bring home with him so he can enjoy it at dinner, as well. I can be a little indecisive when I see a full menu and I love the Pick Two option for a meal. We have never had a bad meal at Panera and the choices are great so great I do not think I have ever ordered the same meal twice because of the Pick Two option and the variety of soups they have on different days of the week. A great family dining choice the whole family will enjoy.
About Panera Bread Company
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,673 bakery-cafes as of March 26, 2013 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and Paradise Bakery & Café® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting, and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by antibiotic free chicken, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor, and free internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. An essential sponsor, Panera Bread’s Long Island, Brooklyn and Queens locations provide over 2200 pounds of bread each week from its area bakery-cafes to Island Harvest and City Harvest its Operation Dough-nation® partners. Panera Bread was voted #1 among national chains in the Bethpage FCU 2013 Best of LI for: Best Healthy Eatery, Best Lunch Deal, Best Macaroni & Cheese, Best Salad and Best Soup. In the 2012 Zagat Fast Food Survey, Panera Bread was voted #1 in the Best Healthy Options category. While in October 2012, Nation’s Restaurant News reported a consumer survey ranking Panera Bread America’s #1 favorite sandwich chain. Additional information about Panera Bread is available on the Company’s website, http://www.panerabread.com.
Owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, Panera Bread locations on Long Island include: Bay Shore, Bellmore, Bohemia, Bridgehampton, Carle Place, East Meadow, East Northport, Farmingdale, Garden City, Glen Cove, Hauppauge, Hampton Bays, Hicksville, Huntington Station, Huntington Village, Island Park, Lake Grove, Lawrence, Massapequa, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Babylon, Patchogue, Plainview, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Rockville Centre, Syosset, Valley Stream and West Babylon.
About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.
Established in 1985, Doherty Enterprises, Inc. is recognized as the 68th largest privately-held business in the New York Metro area by Crain’s Business and the 12th largest franchisee in the United States as ranked in the Restaurant Finance Monitor, operating eight restaurant concepts including: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, Quaker Steak & Lube, Noodles & Company, IHOP, and two of their own concepts, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub and Spuntino Wine Bar and Italian Tapas. In 2014, Nation’s Restaurant News ranked Doherty Enterprises as the 87th largest U.S. Foodservice revenue company, up from 100 in 2013. To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates over 140 restaurants in northern, southern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island – and now in Florida and Georgia. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Communities We Serve” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” (www.DohertyInc.com)