Panera Celebrates Parents and Caregivers on National Coffee Day With Something They Can Truly Appreciate: Unlimited Coffee

Parents & Caregivers Get a Free Taste of Panera’s Unlimited Coffee Subscription in Panera bakery-cafes and drive-thrus on September 29, 2021

Panera Creates Gallon-Size “Jump Start Jug” to Keep Parents Fueled All Day Long

Panera Celebrates Parents and Caregivers on National Coffee Day With Something They Can Truly Appreciate: Unlimited CoffeeSt. Louis, MO  (RestaurantNews.com)  National Coffee Day is coming up on September 29 and today Panera Bread announced it is dedicating the annual holiday to parents of all kinds. Parents and caregivers are one of the groups who want (and need!) coffee the most – and more than just one cup. On September 29, simply let Panera know at the cashier or drive-thru that you’re a parent or caregiver and you’ll receive free coffee all day – a taste of what it’s like to have Panera’s $8.99/month unlimited coffee subscription. Currently people can sign up for Panera’s coffee subscription here and those who sign up starting October 1 will receive free coffee through the end of the year**.

“Whether you are toddler parents, tween parents, teenage parents, older parents, foster parents, tired parents, stressed parents or happy parents, you’ve had the realization that it’s going to take more than one cup of coffee to get you through certain days,” said Eduardo Luz, Panera’s Chief Brand & Concept Officer. “We are excited to celebrate parents this National Coffee Day by giving them something they can really appreciate: unlimited coffee from Panera.”

In fact, in a recent survey, Panera found that nearly 50% of parents say it takes more than one cup of coffee to be the kind of star parent they want to be each day, and one in 10 parents need to drink more than four cups of coffee a day to keep up with their busy daily lives*.

To help make unlimited coffee easier to access throughout the day as parental figures navigate parenting trials and triumphs, Panera has created the Panera “Jump Start Jug”, a nod to the oversized drinking vessels sweeping social media feeds. The ginormous gallon-sized bottle, when filled with Panera’s iced coffee, can easily be transported around from school drop-off and weekly errands to soccer practice and play rehearsal and more. Parents do it all to fuel their families’ daily lives – the Jump Start Jug aims to fuel these moments with the coffee they need, all while providing some relatable, humorous “sip statements” found on the side of the bottle reminding parents “they’re not alone” with every sip.

Starting today, September 23, through September 29, National Coffee Day, parents and caregivers can head to jumpstartjug.com to enter for a chance to win 1 of 450 Jump Start Jugs for free.*** To find a Panera bakery-cafe near you, visit www.panerabread.com.

**Panera conducted a survey of 919 parents/caregivers throughout the U.S. to ask about their coffee drinking habits.

**New subscribers that sign up for a MyPanera+ Coffee subscription from 10/1/2021 through 12/31/2021, will receive a free coffee subscription through 12/31/2021.  Must be a MyPanera member to subscribe.  New subscribers eligible only.  Participating U.S. bakery-cafes only. This offer is not available for redemption in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, Memphis, TN and Mississippi Panera Bread bakery-cafes. Visit: www.panerabread.com/MyPaneraCoffee for complete Terms and Conditions.

***Enter for a chance to win one of 450 1 gal “Jump Start” jugs valued at $20/ea. The Panera National Coffee Day 2021 Sweepstakes begins at approx. 7:00 a.m. ET on 9/23/21 and ends at 11:59pm ET on 9/29/21.  At approx. 7:00 a.m. ET on 9/23, Sponsor will tweet a CTA from the @PaneraBread Twitter handle.  As soon as the CTA Tweet is issued, eligible entrants may participate in the Promotion.   To be eligible, entrants must: (i) be legal residents of the fifty (50) United States or the District of Columbia; (ii) be 18 years of age or older; and (iii) be registered users of Twitter.  The Sponsor of the Promotion is Panera, LLC. The Administrator of the Promotion is Fooji, Inc.  For complete rules visit: https://coffee.fooji.com/#rules

About Panera Bread

Thirty years ago, at a time when quick service meant low quality, Panera set out to challenge this expectation. We believed that food that was good and that you could feel good about, served in a warm and welcoming environment by people who cared, could bring out the best in all of us. To us, that is food as it should be and that is why we exist.

So, we began with a simple commitment: to bake bread fresh every day in our bakery-cafes. No short cuts, just bakers with simple ingredients and hot ovens. Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbors in need.

These traditions carry on today, as we have continued to find ways to be an ally for wellness to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. Like poultry and pork raised without antibiotics on our salads and sandwiches. A commitment to transparency and options that empower our guests to eat the way they want. Seasonal flavors and whole grains. And a commitment to removing or not using artificial additives (preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors from artificial sources on our No No list) in the food in our U.S. bakery-cafes. Why? Because we think that simpler is better and we believe in serving food as it should be. Because when you don’t have to compromise to eat well, all that is left is the joy of eating.

We’re also focused on improving quality and convenience. With investments in technology and operations, we now offer new ways to enjoy your Panera favorites – like mobile ordering and Rapid Pick-Up® for to-go orders and delivery – all designed to make things easier for our guests.

As of June 30, 2021, there were 2,120 bakery-cafes in 48 states and in Ontario, Canada, operating under the Panera Bread® or Saint Louis Bread Co.® names. Panera Bread is part of Panera Brands, one of the world’s largest fast casual restaurant companies, comprised of Panera Bread®, Caribou Coffee® and Einstein Bros.® Bagels. For more information, visit panerabread.com or find us on Twitter (@panerabread), Facebook (facebook.com/panerabread) or Instagram (@panerabread).

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