Thursday, May 26th
(Long Island, N.Y.) It may be sunny outside on Thursday, May 26th, but it will be pouring inside Panera Bread. That’s right—nearly a thousand gallons of free lemonade are expected to be poured on Free Lemonade Day.
“With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s Panera Bread’s way of celebrating the start of summer,” says Greg George, Vice President of the Long Island bakery-cafes. “Guests can toast to the warmer weather with a cool, tall, 16-ounce cup that’s only 90 calories without upsetting their summer shape-up plans.”
Panera Bread will be handing out free 16-ounce cups of thirst-quenching lemonade “on the house” in each of its Long Island, Queens and Staten Island cafes all day Thursday May 26th. The offer is limited to: one free lemonade per person upon request and does not include Panera’s frozen lemonade drinks. No purchase is necessary.
About Panera Bread
Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,453 bakery-cafes as of December 28, 2010 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.®, and Paradise Bakery & Café® 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 trans 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 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 An essential sponsor, Panera Bread’s Long Island and Queens locations provide over 2200 pounds of bread each week from its area bakery-cafes to Island Harvest and City Harvest its Operation Dough-nation® partners. On Long Island, Panera Bread has locations in: Bay Shore, Bohemia, Bridgehampton, Carle Place, East Meadow, East Northport, Farmingdale, Hauppauge, Hampton Bays, Hicksville, Huntington, Lawrence, Massapequa, Mineola, New Hyde Park, North Babylon, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Rockville Centre and West Babylon. Additional information is available on the Company’s website, http://www.panerabread.com.
About Doherty Enterprises, Inc.
Doherty Enterprises, Inc. was established in 1985 and is the 12th largest franchisee in the United States, operating five restaurant concepts including: Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Panera Bread, Chevys Fresh Mex, Carino’s Italian Grill, and their own concept, The Shannon Rose Irish Pub. To date, Doherty Enterprises owns and operates 93 restaurants in northern and central New Jersey, Long Island, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens. The Doherty vision is to be the “Best Food Service Company in the Tri-State Area” and its mission is to “Wow Every Guest Every Time, Wow Our People, Wow Our Communities and Wow Our Suppliers.” (www.DohertyInc.com)