On Tuesday, September 29th, PANERA BREAD is inviting guests to all Toronto-area bakery-cafe locations for its first ever Customer Appreciation Event. Guests are invited to enjoy a free cup of coffee, gift card giveaways and samples of favourite menu items* – the event will serve as a kick-off to a relationship with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters Agencies of Canada where donations will be collected until the end of October with a portion matched by Panera Bread ULC and Covelli Enterprises. *One medium hot coffee per person. Espresso and capuccino beverages excluded. Each cafe will randomly give away Panera Bread Gift Cards while supplies last. Visit www.PaneraBread.com for local store hours. Panera was welcomed into the community of Mississauga with its first store opening in 2008. Just seven years later, there are now 16 locations in Canada with 10 throughout the Greater Toronto Area. For additional information on the upcoming event, visit your local Panera Bread bakery-cafe. Participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes in southern Ontario include:
Downtown Toronto – 322 Yonge St.
Sherway – 197 North Queen Street, Toronto
Don Mills – 1066 Don Mills Rd
Oakville – 2530 Winston Park Drive
Dorval – 220 North Service Road West
Erin Mills – 2575 Eglington Avenue West
Mississauga – 5935 Mavis Rd.
Mississauga – 55 Square One Dr.
Markham – 3987 Highway 7
Richmond Hill – 9350 Yonge St.
Vaughan – 16 Famous Avenue
Oshawa – 240 Ritson Road North
Barrie – 149 Park Place Blvd
About Panera Bread
30 years ago, at a time when quick service meant low quality, Panera set out to challenge this expectation. They believed that food that was good and that you could feel good about, served in a warm and welcoming environment by people who cared, could bring out the best in all of us. To Panera, that is food as it should be and that is why we exist.
So Panera began with a simple commitment: to bake fresh bread from fresh dough in every bakery-cafe, every day. No artificial preservatives or short cuts, just bakers with simple ingredients and hot ovens. Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbours in need.
These traditions carry on today, as Panera has continued to find ways to be an ally to their guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches they’re proud to feed our families. Like poultry and pork raised without antibiotics on their salads and sandwiches. A commitment to transparency and options that empower Panera’s guests to eat the way they want. Seasonal flavours and whole grains. And a commitment to removing artificial additives (flavours, colours, sweeteners and preservatives) from the food in their bakery-cafes. Why? Because Panera believes simpler is better and in serving food as it should be. Because when you don’t have to compromise to eat well, all that is left is the joy of eating!