Panera, a self-delivery pioneer, shutters its channel

Dive Brief: Panera has ended its pioneering self-delivery program that it launched in 2016, Restaurant Business reports. The fast casual chain told the publication it began phasing out its channel during the pandemic even as delivery sales grew materially. Panera did not respond to requests for comment by press time.  Chris Correnti, SVP of off-premise channels, said …

Panera Decided To Partner With Delivery Aggregates. Here’s Why

Last week, Panera announced it was expanding its delivery service through partnerships with DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grubhub.  While this may read like just another headline in the fast-moving restaurant delivery space, it’s anything but for the chain that just a few months agoinsisted its in-house model was profitable and competitively advantageous.  But Dan Wegiel, EVP and …

Panera Expands Delivery to DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats

With delivery reportedly accounting for 7 percent of Panera Bread’s sales—handled in-house by its own drivers—the fast-casual, soup-and-sandwich chain announced it’s expanding its delivery program to include DoorDash, Grubhub and Uber Eats. Panera’s own employees will still be responsible for handling the deliveries that come through the third-party channel. Roping in the loyal customer networks …

Panera partners with UberEats, DoorDash and GrubHub to expand its in-house delivery

Panera is partnering with DoorDash, GrubHub and UberEats. Customers will be able to order on their apps, but Panera’s own employees will still be responsible for delivering the food. Delivery accounts for 7% of Panera’s sales. After several years of handling delivery itself, Panera Bread is partnering with third-party delivery services. Customers can now order …