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.
— Amy Gimps (@amygimpss) May 8, 2018
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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