Panera Bread is bringing back its signature Pink Ribbon Bagels to help fight breast cancer in October. Throughout the month, the bakery-café will give 25 cents from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to Hope4You Breast Cancer Foundation to support its mission and programs. Additionally, on Friday, October 12, Panera Bread will be donating 100% of all Pink Ribbon Bagel sales to Hope4You.
“Panera Bread in Joplin is honored to work alongside our customers to support Hope4You this October. We are proud to offer the Pink Ribbon Bagel as a way to help raise both funds and awareness for the cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” said Erin Barnhart, Panera Bread community relations manager.
In the shape of a pink ribbon, the bagel will include cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey, and brown sugar. There are numerous ways to purchase a Pink Ribbon Bagel. Guests can continue to purchase bagels by visiting their local Panera Bread bakery-café, placing a catering order, or ordering online for Rapid Pick-up. This year, Panera Bread also offers single order delivery, where orders (including Pink Ribbon Bagels) can be ordered online and delivered directly to your home or office. Delivery orders can be placed online at www.panerabead.com or by using the Panera Bread App. The company has raised more than USD2.5m for breast cancer charities nationwide.
The Pink Ribbon Bagel concept began in 2001, when Tulsan and Panera Bread franchisee, Sue Stees who is now a 34-year-old breast cancer survivor, began searching for ways to help other women fighting the same disease. Her search led her to the development of the Pink Ribbon Bagel. She sold 27,000 bagels in her bakery-cafés the first year and the idea was taken nationwide by Panera Bread, LLC shortly after.