Good news for everyone gearing up for soup and bread bowl season: Panera is now available on Uber Eats, DoorDash, and Grubhub, so you never have to leave your house for a bread bowl ever again!
Panera already offered delivery through its website and app, but the brand decided to expand its delivery service to give customers more ways to access their favorite foods. However, regardless of how an order is placed, Panera's own delivery drivers will continue to deliver the orders in most markets.
"Panera has been a leader in the delivery market as one of the first fast casual concepts to offer its own delivery service," said Dan Wegiel, executive vice president of chief growth and strategy officer at Panera, in a press release. "Today, through these partnerships, we are pioneering once again by being the first fast casual to launch the 'bring your own courier' model nation-wide."
For MyPanera rewards members, there's even better news: Ordering through the apps will still earn visit credits toward MyPanera rewards, which means you'll keep getting free stuff—now without getting off the couch! Rewards aren't guaranteed yet, but the brand is working to ensure they're available regardless of delivery app in the coming months.
"More consumers than ever will be able to access Panera with the service-level expectations to which they have grown accustomed—we love that," Wegiel said.
The three new delivery services will be available for lunch and dinner orders at Panera and are available starting today. Anyone else suddenly craving mac 'n' cheese with a Bacon Turkey Bravo and maybe a Broccoli Cheddar Bread Bowl for dinner?