ezCater, a leading provider of corporate food solutions, has announced a partnership with Panera Bread to bring the bakery-café brand’s iconic soups, salads, sandwiches and more to the ezCater marketplace. The partnership combines ezCater’s extensive reach with Panera’s deep brand recognition and diverse menu.
Businesses can now order catering from nearly half of Panera’s bakery-cafés across the US on the ezCater website and mobile app. In the coming months, Panera and ezCater intend to continue to add hundreds more locations to the ezCater marketplace as they continue to roll out the partnership.
“Not only is Panera a market leader in fast casual, but they’re also a powerhouse in catering and one of our customers’ most requested brands,” says Mike O’Hanlon, chief partnerships officer, ezCater. “We’re bringing the comfort and warmth of Panera’s crave-worthy offerings and the convenience and reliability of ezCater to workplaces across the country. We’re excited to launch this partnership and continue expanding it in the months and years to come.”
“As two of the most established providers of food for work, Panera is excited to partner with ezCater to provide workplaces with even more access to our delicious menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more,” says Lisa Hamblet, vice president, off-premise, Panera Bread. “An ideal complement to Panera’s existing catering service, ezCater adds additional reach and scale to expand to more businesses and take Panera Catering to the next level.”