Panera Bread starts selling groceries in wake of coronavirus pandemic!

Panera Bread is joining the growing number of restaurant chains that are leveraging their sourcing capabilities to provide for the basic food needs of their customers by offering groceries.

The St. Louis-based fast-casual chain is offering baked goods, dairy and produce at its more than 2,000 locations available for takeout — through Panera’s rapid pickup, curbside pickup or drive-thru — as well as delivery. They can be ordered with Panera’s regular menu items or separately on the chain’s website or app. Panera Grocery purchases are applied to reward points in the chain’s MyPanera loyalty program, and the current offer of $5 off of purchases of $15 or more applies to groceries as well.

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