The new Panera Bread restaurant at 10551 Innovation Drive in the Austin Landing development in Miami Twp. will give away coffee mugs, bagels and gift cards as part of its grand opening promotion starting at 6 a.m. Aug. 23, Panera officials announced Wednesday.
The new Panera is the 31st in southwest Ohio, but the first to include a drive-through window. It is considered a prototype, and its drive-through feature may be replicated at some existing Panera locations, company officials said last month.
The grand opening promotion that starts at 6 a.m. on Aug. 23 includes calls for the first 1,000 guests inside the bakery-cafe to receive a free Panera coffee tumbler with free coffee refills through Sept. 15, and they will also receive a free Cinnamon Crunch Bagel while supplies last. On Aug. 26 and again on Aug. 27, each guest who orders a You Pick Two or Pasta entree will receive a free $5 Panera gift card, company officials said in a news release.
During grand opening week August 23-30, guests can also enter a drawing for a chance to win a $500 gas gift card. And on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m., the bakery-cafe will host a “Mystery Gift Card Giveaway” contest in which 100 gift cards with a dollar value ranging from $5 to $100 will be given away, Panera officials said.
The 4,500-square-foot bakery-cafe will seat 93 and employ about 65 people. Hours will be Monday through Saturday 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.