Panera Bread opens new Northern Ky. location

NEWPORT, KY (FOX19) - Panera Bread opened a new store on Wednesday, featuring a drive-thru that's a first of its kind for the region.

Panera opened a new bakery-cafe in Newport on Wednesday, located at 169 Pavilion Parkway.

The new neighborhood bakery-cafe will be the first Cincinnati drive-thru location, offering the traditional, handcrafted, freshly baked artisan breads, bagels, pastries and specialty cafe menu items. The Newport Pavilion bakery-cafe is Panera Bread's 21st location in greater Cincinnati.

On Saturday, Panera Bread will host a "Mystery Gift Card Giveaway" contest, beginning at 10 a.m. and running until all 100 gift cards have been handed out. Customers will be invited to select a mystery gift card after purchasing their meal. Gift card amounts vary from $5 to $100.

The 4,700-square-foot bakery-cafe will employ approximately 55 associates and 4 salaried general managers.

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