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    November 06, 2012

    Panera to open downtown location tomorrow

    Panera BreadPlease join the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Ambassadors in welcoming Panera Bread to Downtown Cincinnati, and as an official member of the Chamber. We will celebrate their Grand Opening with a Baguette Cutting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 7 at 4 p.m.

    The new downtown Panera Bread location is at 1 East 6th Street, at the corner of 6th and Vine Streets.

    The doors will officially open at 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The first 1,000 customers will receive a free Cinnamon Crunch Bagel. The first 2,000 customers will receive a free Panera Bread Coffee Tumbler with FREE refills thru Nov. 30th.

    Other offers:

    • Nov. 8 and 10: Customers can purchase a "You Pick Two" and receive a $5 Panera Bread gift card to be used on the next visit.
    • Nov. 7-13: Customers can enter to win a $500 Gas Card.

    About Panera Bread:
    The Panera Bread® legacy began in 1981 as Au Bon Pain Co., Inc. Founded by Louis Kane and Ron Shaich, the company prospered along the east coast of the United States and internationally throughout the 1980s and 1990s and became the dominant operator within the bakery-cafe category.

    Panera Bread is expanding quickly across North America, operating 1,591 company-owned and franchise-operated bakery-cafes in 41 states and in Ontario, Canada as of June 26, 2012, under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® and Paradise Bakery & Café® names.

    Panera Bread is widely recognized for driving the nationwide trend for specialty breads. As reported by The Wall Street Journal, Panera Bread scored the highest level of customer loyalty among quick-casual restaurants, according to research conducted by TNS Intersearch.

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