Panera Bread in Manalapan is Officially Open!
Panera Bread is scheduled to open a café in NJ in the town of Manalapan.
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 Manalapan offers a warm and welcoming environment including intimate seating areas, comfortable chairs, a community table and free Wi-Fi Internet access in a busy shopping and office plaza.
“We are thrilled to open our newest bakery-cafe in such a great community,” said Robert MacEachern Director of Operations, Panera Bread. We are happy to offer this community fresh and wholesome food choices; paired with the convenient service their busy schedules demand. The District Manager Larry Shinbein who resides in Manalapan says “New bakery cafe openings are always exciting; it brings a new energy to the community.” We will be giving away some nice surprises to our opening day customers.
Lindsey Pahlck, General Manager of the Manalapan bakery café and a native of Manalapan says “I am so glad we are finally opening a bakery-café in my home town, we are currently looking for qualified applicants to apply for bakers’ positions, associates as well as management for the café. It’s always great when jobs can be created.” If you are interested in applying for a position at the Manalapan location please submit your application online at www.panerabread.com, click on career opportunities and check Manalapan as a location.
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 New Jersey community in giving back through its local Day-End Dough-Nation™ and Community Breadbox™. We are actively seeking food banks to donate our breads to at the end of each night.
As part of the local Community Breadbox program, all cash donations made by customers a portion will be matched by Panera Bread and distributed to The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
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. We are currently looking for 501c3 orgs in the area that we can donate or day in bread to. Please submit any inquires to Angie.Greene-Hicks@panerabread.com. Collectively, Panera bakery-cafes across the United States and Canada have donated more than $50 million worth of unsold bread and baked goods in 2010 to help people in need.
The hours of operation for Panera Bread at 31 US. Highways 9, Manalapan, NJ shopping center are Monday-Thursday 6am-9pm, Friday- Saturday 6am- 10pm, and Sunday 7am- 9pm. Major credit cards are accepted.
About Panera Bread
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,541 bakery-cafes as of December 27, 2011 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co. ® and Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by antibiotic free chicken, whole grain bread and select organic and all natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial Tran’s fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across this country and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on the Company’s website, http://www.panerabread.com.