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Panera Bread Now Offering Delivery to Hundreds of Cities and Suburbs Nationwide

On May 9, 2018 — Panera Is Giving Away Free Soup With Every Delivery.

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Starting Wednesday, fast casual giant Panera Bread is now offering delivery from more than half of its 2,300 restaurants across 43 states.

Unlike many restaurants using third party delivery services like UberEats or Grubhub, Panera will be using its very own team to deliver orders. By making the decision to hire its own drivers, the company says more than 13,000 jobs have already been created; the bakery-cafe hiring at least seven or eight drivers for each store.

As an added bonus to celebrate the launch, Panera will deliver one free cup of soup with any order. Just be sure to enter promo code “PANERADELIVERS” at checkout. For standard orders, there is a $3 delivery fee and orders must be a minimum of $5 to qualify. And the offer is only good Wednesday.

Delivery has been a boost to Panera’s business, adding an average of $5,000 per week to the stores that offer it. Panera Bread CEO Blaine Hurst told TODAY food “I believe in the very near future delivery will no longer be an option for a restaurant company…you’ll have to deliver. I think delivery is an opportunity to continue to grow restaurant sales.”

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Danielle Germain (she/her/hers) is originally from Long Island, New York. She is a rising junior at The American University, majoring in Broadcast Journalism, and minoring in Political Science. She partakes in various activities on campus. Danielle is a Teacher's Assistant, the Vice President of Programming for Caribbean Circle, The Social Media Director and Web Manager for The Blackprint, Programming Coordinator for Founder's Week Committee, Senior Communications Strategist for AUSG Center for Advocacy and Student Equity or CASE, Secretary of the Junior Class Council and a Club Consultant for American University Club Council. After learning more about herself freshman year, Danielle became deeply interested in pushing diversity and inclusion forward. Since then, Danielle has started The Purpose, a bible study for students of color at AU. By creating a safe space on campus, she hopes that the voices of those who feel underrepresented are heard and also valued. In her free time, Danielle enjoys going to brunch and watching Gossip Girl. This past summer, Danielle served as the Corporate Communications Intern for Macy's Inc. Danielle has a passion for politics and a love for writing, and one day hopes to become a political commentator for CNN. She can be reached at dg0060a@student.american.edu.

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