Bread bowl enthusiasts, rejoice: Panera Bread is officially launching a delivery service. By the end of 2017, the company plans to offer delivery at 35 to 40 percent of their locations, according to Business Insider.
The company began testing delivery in early 2016, and currently 15 percent of Panera locations participate (head to their Delivery page to see if your closest Panera offers the service). If you're out of luck, check out their Rapid Pick-Up service, which promises your meal will be ready for you at the time of your choosing.
Though the delivery fee may vary based on your location and how much food you order, small deliveries typically have a $5 order minimum and a $3 delivery fee, according to their website. Catering orders have a $15 delivery fee. And here’s more good news: The delivery menu is the same as the in-store menu, so you can utilize the service whether you’re in charge of bringing bagels to a meeting or want a You Pick Two with a hot sandwich and soup.
In addition to the delivery news, Panera recently made headlines with their announcement that their entire U.S. food menu and Panera at Home products are free from all artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors from artificial sources. “Panera’s clean food is foundational to serving food as it should be,” Ron Shaich, the founder and CEO of Panera Bread, said in a statement.
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