Visit Panera Today, Get Free Coffee, Donate to Charity

paneraToday, the two Lakeland Panera “bakery/cafes” are joining the nationwide promotion to introduce the company’s breakfast menu.

The company is giving out free coffee and samples of the breakfast sandwiches, granola parfait, and new dark and light roast Panera coffee.

While Lakeland has served the grilled breakfast sandwiches for awhile, it sounds like the rest of the country is getting the items. Based on experience, I suggest telling the cashier, “no salt.” I can’t help you with the other two as I’m not a crunchy granola kind of guy, or a person who even likes the smell of coffee.

Then there’s the common donation opportunity:

When you visit on January 28th for free coffee and delicious breakfast samples, we also invite you to donate $1 to support our Operation Dough-NationĀ® Community BreadboxTM program. Participating bakery-cafes will match the amount raised, up to $250 per bakery-cafe, with funds going to support local programs that address community needs. — Panera promotion

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