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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.

Danielle Germain

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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 is a Junior at The American University in Washington, D.C. Danielle is a Broadcast Journalism Major and a Political Science Minor. She aspires to be a Political Commentator or a Political Analyst. During the school year, Danielle balances 2 Jobs, an internship and serves on 4 Executive Boards, ranging from the Vice President of Programming for Caribbean Circle to the Social Media Director and Web Manager for The Blackprint — a news publication aimed towards students of color. This summer, Danielle will be joining the Macy's Inc. team as their Corporate Communications Intern. She can be reached at dg0060a@student.american.edu"

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