EAST LANSING, Mich. — Panera Bread will open its newest bakery-cafe in the East Lansing area at 651 N. Shaw Lane on Thursday, Aug. 1. The cafe will be located on Michigan State University’s campus, inside the Broad College of Business’ Minskoff Pavilion.
To celebrate the opening, Panera will be giving away free stainless Panera tumblers to the first 500 customers who sign-up and register for the MyPanera loyalty program beginning at 7 am on opening day, August 1 (while supplies last).
“We are thrilled to bring Panera to East Lansing and we look forward to sharing Panera warmth with the MSU community,” said manager Jessica Schuiling.
The Panera Experience
For eat-in guests, the bakery-cafe offers a warm and welcoming environment including a shared seating space outside the café and free WiFi Internet access.
This bakery-cafe also offers Fast Lane Kiosks, in addition to cashier stations, so that wait time is reduced for all guests. The kiosk is highly visual and includes a product builder to assist with order accuracy and customization. At the kiosks, and through the Panera web or mobile app, guests can save customizations, past orders, and “favorites” for easy ordering on their next visit. They can also redeem MyPanera® rewards and securely save their credit card information for future quick checkouts.
For those on the go, an ordering option called Rapid Pick-Up® will enable customers to place an online/mobile order from their office, car, work or home – up to 2 weeks in advance – and pick up their food at a pre-determined time without waiting in line. The bakery-cafe will feature an order-status monitor providing real-time information as orders are prepared and completed and shelf space, all to facilitate easy pick up.
Panera Bread. Food As It Should Be®
Panera Bread began with a simple commitment: to bake bread fresh every day in our bakery-cafes. That commitment led to others, like the early decision to remove artificial trans-fats, post calories on menu boards and invest in serving chicken raised without antibiotics. In 2014, Panera issued a comprehensive Food Policy that expressed its commitments to clean ingredients, menu transparency and having a positive impact on the food system. This included a pledge to remove artificial additives (flavors, sweeteners, preservatives and colors from artificial sources) from the food in its U.S. bakery-cafes by the end of 2016.
Day-End Dough-Nation™ & Panera Gives®
Panera Bread has worked to help combat the problem of hunger for 30 years, since it began donating unsold bread and baked goods to local organizations. In 2017, Panera bakery-cafes nationally donated more than $100 million in retail value of unsold bread and baked goods to help our neighbors in need through our Day-End Dough-Nation program. Panera also supports local charitable organizations through our Panera Gives program by donating a certificate or fresh bakery products.
Hours of Operation
The hours of operation for Panera Bread located at 651 N. Shaw Lane are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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