Panera cafes will generally deliver between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week, for a minimum order of $5, plus a $3 delivery fee.
Ron Shaich, Panera founder, chairman and CEO, said the company is doing for delivery what it did for quick service, “creating an elevated guest experience end-to-end.”
“In many places across the country, all that’s available for delivery is pizza or Chinese food,” Shaich said. “We’re closing the gap in delivery alternatives and creating a way for people to have more options for real food delivered to their homes and workplaces.”
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Those interested in delivery jobs may visit https://jobs.panerabread.com and type "delivery" into the keyword box.
The new jobs are a part of 10,000 new in-cafe and delivery driver jobs the company said it would add system-wide by the end of 2017 as it expands delivery service to 35 to 40 percent of its cafes, according to a company statement.
A new order tracking system lets guests track a delivery order all the way to their home or office, along with expected arrival time, the delivery’s progress on a map, a picture of and introduction to the driver and a notification when that driver is arriving.
The service will be available at all Panera locations in Butler and Warren counties with the exception of Bridgewater Falls.