Panera Bread to Open Tuesday

Panera newest addition to the East Brunswick Square Mall

Panera Bread is scheduled to open Tuesday, July 31, in the Brunswick Square Mall.

“We are thrilled to open a mall location in East Brunswick,” said Robert MacEachern, director of operations for Panera Bread, in a press release.  “We are happy to offer this community fresh and wholesome food choices, paired with the convenient service their busy schedules demand.” 

The new bakery-cafe in East Brunswick will offer fresh baked bread, sandwiches, desserts and drinks, comfortable chairs, a community table and free Wi-Fi Internet access.

“This location will have outdoor and mall seating and table service. Our guests will place and pay for their orders, and their food will be delivered to their tables. We will be giving away some nice surprises to our opening-day customers,” said Sabrina Carcich, general manager of the Brunswick Square mall bakery-café.

Anyone interested in applying for a position at the Manalapan location should submit an application online at www.panerabread.com, click on career opportunities and check Manalapan as a location.)

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. Panera is is seeking 501c3 organizations and food banks to donate breads to at the end of each night. 

Submit any inquiries 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 Brunswick Square mall are Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday- Saturday, 6 a.m.- 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m.- 9 p.m. Major credit cards are accepted.

Christopher July 24, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Given the low bar set for East Brunswick retail, Panera is actually somewhat of an upgrade.
John P. July 27, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Panera Bread is a great addition to East Brunswick. Fresh bread, soup and sandwiches, great breakfasts...good stuff. I'm glad this is coming, and I hope the residents support it...chain restaurant or not, it's some pretty good food.


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