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Panera Bread® opens new drive thru bakery-cafe
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Panera Bread® opens new drive thru bakery-cafe

Little Rock, AR, October 8, 2012 – Panera Bread will open its newest bakery-cafe in Little Rock, AR, at 10701 Kanis Road on Monday, October 29, 2012.  The location at Kanis Road and S. Shackleford Road will feature Central Arkansas’ first drive thru as well as catering, casual dining and other Panera Bread staples. 

With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust.  Highlighted by antibiotic-free chicken, whole grain bread, select organic and all-natural ingredients and a menu with zero grams added trans fat, Panera’s bakery-cafe selection offers flavorful, wholesome offerings.  The menu includes a variety of year-round favorites to complement seasonal items and breads baked fresh daily in each bakery-cafe by skilled bakers. 

A Neighborhood Approach

The new bakery-cafe in Little Rock offers a warm and welcoming environment including intimate seating areas, comfortable chairs, a community table and free WiFi Internet access. 

“We’re very excited to be able to bring our first drive thru location to the Little Rock area.  Our guests will be able to enjoy our full menu whether they’re dining in with friends, picking up catering for co-workers, or driving thru for a quick meal on the go,” comments owner Jim Magers.

Panera Catering

A full catering menu will be offered at the new bakery-cafe.  Available for breakfast, lunch and snacks, Panera Catering is ideal for any group from five to five hundred.  Panera Catering emphasizes accuracy and efficiency in delivering the experience of fresh, handcrafted, quality meals to any workplace setting, social event or gathering.  In addition, every bakery-cafe has a dedicated Panera Catering Coordinator on site to manage the entire process, from order to pick up or delivery, to ensure customer satisfaction.

An Active Community Partner

Since Panera Bread was founded, the company and its franchisees have been active participants in the communities in which it does business.  As part of Panera’s broader national Operation Dough-Nation® program, which was created in 1992 to formalize Panera’s commitment to community involvement, the new location will join the Little Rock community in giving back through its local Day-End Dough-Nation™ and Operation Dough-Nation® programs.

The Arkansas Food Bank is the Kanis location’s Operation Dough-Nation partner, and Panera Bread will partner with the food bank to help advance its mission of providing hunger relief to those in need.

At the end of each day, Panera Bread also donates all unsold bread and baked goods to local area hunger relief agencies as part of its local Day-End Dough-Nation program.  Collectively, Panera bakery-cafes annually donate more than $100 million worth of unsold bread and baked goods to help people in need.

The hours of operation for Panera Bread at the 10701 Kanis Road , Little Rock, Arkansas, location are Sunday from 6:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Monday through Saturday from 5:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.    Major credit cards are accepted. 

Other locations in Central AR include:

Pleasant Ridge Town Center

11525 Cantrell Road, Little Rock



Lakewood Village Shopping Center

2812 Lakewood Village Drive, North Little Rock



The Village at Hendrix

1050 Ellis Ave., Conway, AR


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