Americans are staying indoors during the spread of the coronavirus, and because of that, are ordering more food for delivery. Bakeries and bakery-cafés are looking to cater to these customers with special offers.
One of those is Panera Bread. The bakery-café chain has announced that through the end of March, it is offering free delivery on orders of $15 or more made through the Panera App or it website. Guests can select from a variety of options, and upon checkout, enter the promo code FREEDELIVERY to take advantage of the deal.
“This is a stressful time for families trying to provide good, wholesome meals during this crisis. Panera is here to help by removing some of the stress and making it easier to access better-for-you food,” says Niren Chaudhary, Panera CEO. “We believe good food should be accessible to all, and Panera delivery can help people with an easy, clean meal everyone will love. We’re also taking extraordinary precautions to ensure we can continue to safely serve our communities with their Panera favorites at home.”
To protect the health and safety of employees and customers during the COVID-19 crisis, deliveries are now contactless. Panera delivery drivers will only leave meals at customers’ front door, front desk, or the location of their choice. In markets that offer order tracking, customers will receive a text message or phone call when it arrives. Delivery instructions will tell Panera delivery drivers the best place to drop off the meal.