Bedford Hills Panera Bread Pays It Forward This Thanksgiving Morning


BEDFORD HILLS, NY, NOVEMBER 28, 2013 – Take Home the Bread, a Panera Bread franchisee, will be opening its doors at its Bedford Hills bakery-cafe* on Thursday, November 28th to provide breads and pastries for the Thanksgiving tables of those in need. Light sandwiches and soup will be available as well. All served without charge at the bakery-cafe from 10 am – 12 pm on a first come first serve basis.

The cafe will also be accepting monetary donations for the Food Bank of Westchester County.

We’re proud to serve and be supported by this community year-round, and it’s important to us to give back during the holidays,”  Paul Ford, Direction of Operations for Take Home the Bread, “We’re welcoming all our neighbors to the cafe on Thanksgiving morning.”

Panera Bread has worked to help combat the problem of hunger for 25 years, since it began donating unsold bread and baked goods to local organizations. Under its Day-End Dough-Nation™ program, in 2012, Panera Bread bakery-cafes nationally (company and franchise) donated a retail value of approximately $100 million worth of unsold bread and baked goods to help neighbors in need.

About Take Home the Bread

Take Home the Bread, a franchisee of Panera Bread, owns and operates 14 cafes and two under construction under the Panera Bread® name in the New York area since 2005.

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 trans-fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complimented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States 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 our website, http://www.panerabread.com.              


**Available at the Panera Bread at 719 Bedford Road, Bedford Hills, NY 10507 only, while supplies last.




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