Panera Bread – the fast-casual restaurant chain known for its piping hot fresh breads, sandwiches, soups and salads – can now deliver that comfort food directly to your door in San Diego County.
The company announced it has rolled out a delivery service option for San Diego customers. The service is available to patrons who are located within an 8-minute drive of a Panera bakery-café and will be generally available between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.
There are currently 21 Panera Bread locations in San Diego County including downtown San Diego, Chula Vista, Coronado, La Mesa, Mission Valley and Point Loma. The delivery service is being offered at 16 of those locations.
Both lunch and dinner options are available for delivery, so long as the order meets a $5 minimum. The company said the fee for the delivery service will be an additional $3. Customers can place their orders on Panera’s website here, or download the Panera Bread mobile app and enter their zip code for details on delivery coverage and times in their area.
San Diego is one of the pilot cities for the launch of the chain’s delivery service. The company hopes to offer the service in 35 to 40 percent of its restaurants nationwide by the year's end, and have it fully launched in 2018.
The company said it expects to hire more than 3,500 employees for café and delivery driver jobs nationwide by the end of 2017. In San Diego, the company said the new delivery service will bring 120 new local jobs.