Panera Breakfast Backstory Challenge and $100 Giveaway


I love Panera Bread. I love it so much, it has the ONLY salad in the world I actually enjoy eating. Not only is the food great, but it has a warm welcoming atmosphere and a great story.

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I had never been to Panera for breakfast until I was asked to make a visit, and I quickly obliged. Here are a couple of neat things I learned about Panera: -All the bread and baked goods start fresh that morning baked by a real skilled baker, in every bakery-cafe. panera6

-The breakfast sandwiches at Panera Bread all start with freshly baked bread and a freshly cracked egg. panera7

I also love this backstory!

I was excited to try out some fresh bread and a freshly cracked egg, so I tried the bacon egg and cheese sandwich. panera8 panera1

My parents copied me and got the same thing, and Bobby got the breakfast power sandwich (comes with ham). panera2

I also ordered an iced latte, and we shared a pastry.

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Let me tell you, this breakfast was GREAT. It was just enough to fill me up without feeling over stuffed for the day, and the prices were very reasonable. We really enjoyed the food we had NO idea we were missing out on, and vowed to come back soon. panera4

Do you love Panera like I do? Do you want a chance to win great prizes or even a trip to New York City? Then you need to check out the Panera Breakfast Backstory Challenge. – The Panera Breakfast Backstory Challenge allows you to learn about Panera’s passion for baking while you gain chances to win great prizes. When you play, you’ll be asked to complete 3 actions to win a badge. After a badge is earned you’ll be entered to win a prize. Collect all 3 badges and get a surprise loaded on to your MyPanera card plus a chance to win an all-inclusive, culinary experience trip to New York City for two! How to play: 1. Complete any 3 actions to earn a badge and a chance to win prizes. 2. Collect all 3 badges to be eligible for the grand prize drawing. 3. Complete bonus opportunities for more chances at the grand prize. Prizes you can win: · Breville Juice Fountain Elite · Breville Barista Express Espresso Maker · KitchenAid Professional Stand Mixer · Grand Prize – all-inclusive, culinary experience trip to New York City for two. ——————————————————— Want to win a $100 giftcard? In the comments below, simply tell me “What is your favorite way to start the day?” to be entered to win!

 

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Comments

  1. The power sandwhich is the perfect way to start the day. Probably my favorite breakfast of all time!

  2. I freakin’ LOVE Panera!

    If we’re being honest here, my favorite way to start the day would be hitting the snooze button repeatedly. ;)

  3. I just love starting my day with a good cup of coffee!

  4. The Mediterranean egg white breakfast sandwich is my go-to. I go here with my running group most saturdays after our long run. Wonderful!

  5. Getting a giant hug and kiss from my baby boy! BEST way to start the day. Then we share 3 eggs over easy, oatmeal and an apple or banana for breakfast.

  6. A good run followed by a good egg sandwich is the best way to start the day

  7. I’m a Panera regular but I recently discovered their oatmeal (with dried apples) for breakfast and I’m kind of in love!

  8. My favorite way to start the day is running out at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort with the rest of the PRC (Panera Running Club) followed by breakfast at either the Four Corners location or Celebration location (who sponsored the dry fit shirts for our club!).

  9. I have to have coffee.

  10. I love the Power Breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee!

  11. I can’t start my day unless I brush my teeth–no running, no gym, no coffee until my teeth are brushed! The burst of mint really wakes you up!

  12. I start my day with a nice walk with my two dogs :) They are so cute and happy in the mornings, which puts me in a good mood!

  13. My favorite way to start the day is with a coffee and a few minutes to check up on my favorite blogs.

  14. My favorite way to start the day is with a run and coffee, whatever order it happens to come. :) I LOVE LOVE LOVE Panera!!

  15. Krissy O'Neal says:

    I am a HUGE fan of Panera (called St. Louis Bread Co. here) I start almost every morning off with a cafe mocha from there because it’s delicious.

  16. How had you never had Panera breakfast! It’s amazing! I love their souffles and egg and cheese on chibatta!

    My favorite way to start the day is with Panera breakfast!

  17. My favorite way to start the day is with coffee! I love Panera, their autumn squash soup is the best!

  18. My favorite way to start the day is with a cup of chai tea and my computer or iPad in front of me so that I can check Social Media sites and read my favorite blogs.

  19. Jessica @ OrganicallYou says:

    I love starting my day with oats and a good hearty breakfast! Also some meditation, green tea, and yoga gets my day started right!

  20. My favorite way to start the day is with a smoothie and a run. I’d love to start it with panera, but the closest one to me is 2 hours away.

  21. My favorite way to start the day is with a banana and coffee, then a run! After my run I have a more substantial breakfast including yummy chocolate soy milk. :)

  22. Nicole Bynum says:

    My stomach wakes me up every morning! Coffee and breakfast is the way I start my day!!!

  23. I definitely need coffee to start the day!

  24. My favorite mornings are filled with good coffee, a bagel and a bowl of fresh strawberries.

  25. I need a coffee to start my day and also a nice hot shower!

  26. A nice hot cup of coffee before the baby wakes up is my perfect way to start the day :-)

  27. I’ve never thought to eat breakfast at Panera, but now I think I will try it.

    My favorite way to start the day is with coffee, then a run around the neighborhood, then breakfast. I really do like breakfast sandwiches so I bet I would like the one you had from Panera.

  28. Lisa Jobes says:

    Gotta start my day off with a cup of coffee! I love Panera and their chai latte is also one of my morning favorites.

  29. My favorite way to start the day would be McDonalds sausage biscuit with egg and a diet Coke but I rarely have it because it’s high in fat. I start my day with a bowl of Cheerio’s.

  30. my favorite way to start the day is a black coffee from a local cafe!

  31. My favorite way to start the day is a workout, preferably a run. If I can’t do that, I love sitting on the couch drinking tea cuddling in a blanket.

  32. Waking up to a nice cup of coffee and my son is my favorite. love Panera, ours opens up Monday! I am in trouble!

  33. A good stretch and then coffee!

  34. My favorite way to start the day is sleeping in. But no, seriously, it would be a big glass of water and then breakfast. Panera has an awesome breakfast selection! Their cinnamon chip scones are to die for!

  35. I like to start my day with a cup of coffee

  36. My love to start my day with a run followed by a giant cup of coffee

  37. A strong cup of coffee.

  38. Panera breakfast is one of my faves! It’s saved me so many times when I’ve been traveling. If it were possible to put one in my kitchen I totally would :)

  39. I love a hot cup of coffe, a piece of dark chocolate with Carmel and sea salt, and quiet time!

  40. My favorite way to start the day is with a hug from my kiddos. :) After that, I love me some cinnamon crunch bagel with hazelnut cream cheese! Yum!

  41. I need a cup of coffee to start my day

  42. Best way to start the day = my dad’s homemade omelettes!

  43. Love drinking black coffee and reading blogs!

  44. The only way to start the day is with a cup of coffee! Extra hot and extra sweet…

    And yes, Panera Bread is amazing and I’ve never tried a breakfast sandwich because I can never NOT get the cinnamon crunch bagel with honey walnut cream cheese…*drool*!!

  45. Love to start the day with a workout cheese toast and fruit

  46. Favorite way to start the day? Coffee + VitaTop!
    And ps – I love the Panera Mediterranean Veggie sandwich….and their veggie black bean soup….so YUM!! :)

  47. Bridie Rist says:

    Never thought I would say it but my favorite way to start the day is by having a great run!

  48. My favorite way to start the day is sleeping in but with 3 kids under 5 this is a very rare thing so I have to settle with a good cup of coffee!

  49. A hearty breakfast and hot coffee is the best way to start off the day! :)

  50. I like to start my day with fruit and yogurt.

  51. tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/401179412890017793

  52. I love starting the day with black coffee and scrambled eggs!

  53. I like to start my day with some early morning news and usually caffeine.

  54. My favorite way to start the day is with Fruit Punch Spark and a breakfast with eggs involved… scrambled, hard boiled, on a breakfast sandwich, or in a burrito! I love eggs for breakfast!

  55. I can’t believe you’ve never been to Panera for breakfast — they have the best cinnamon crunch bagels mmm.

  56. some coffee and a good breakfast is the best way to start my day! (:

  57. Love Panera, I go there more for breakfast than lunch! Best way to start the day is an iced coffee, with those cinnamon crunch bagels from Panera especially.

  58. I love to go for a run in the morning before work :)

  59. With a diet coke.

  60. My favorite way to start the day is with a hot cup of tea and a warm scone! I have not done anything special for myself recently but seeing my children enjoy their lives is special enough to make me happy every day.

  61. My favorite way to start the day is with a good breakfast, a Coke and some reading (news, blogs, devotional).

  62. i love toast

  63. Jessica To says:

    I like to start my day with a muffin and juice.

  64. Susan Smith says:

    I love to start my mornings with a healthy breakfast while listening to music. There is a Panera Bread up the street form me and I go there for bagels and cinnamon rolls.

  65. Susan Smith says:
  66. I love starting the day with blueberry-flavored coffee!

  67. My favorite way to start the day is with a fresh cup of coffee! :)

  68. Kim Henrichs says:

    I love Panera!! Their bear claws are the BEST! My favorite way to start the day is with really great coffee and a splash of cream, and hopefully some sunshine outside!

  69. Kim Henrichs says:
  70. Janice Cooper says:

    My favorite way to start to day is with peppermint hot tea and watching my favorite spiritual show on t.v

  71. Janice Cooper says:
  72. I love sunggling with my baby girl in the mornings…and having coffee! :)

  73. kendy correa says:

    I love Panera! I love early mornings with a fresh cup of coffee and one of their pastries.

  74. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I love starting the day with coffee and some chocolate!

  75. The breakfast souffles are amazing! Also the asiago cheese bagels are delicious :) I love starting the day with either one!

  76. I like to start my day with a cup of hot coffee, blueberry bagels and Greek yogurt.
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  77. -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/402283569600413696

  78. I usually start the day with oatmeal and a green smoothie of some sort.

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  80. I love to start my day with a good cup of coffee, while catching up on all my favorite blogs!

  81. I start my day with greek yogurt. Usually chobani coconut or lime, yum.

  82. I have three children, the youngest is a toddler who refuses to sleep… so my favorite way to start the day is, sadly, with coffee. I try to follow that up with a short run most mornings. megancrose@gmail.com

  83. And I tweeted (*fingers crossed*). Thanks for the chance, happy to have found your blog! @megancrose on Twitter (for some reason I’m not being allowed to paste my link…)

  84. Tweet: https://twitter.com/OneFrugalGirl/status/402555510160764928
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  85. I love snuggling with my son. What better way to start the day then sitting together reading stories?
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  86. A protein-filled breakfast!

  87. I love the start the day with a good workout!

  88. Wanda McHenry says:

    My favorite way to start the day is a kiss from my husband when he’s leaving for work and a cup of coffee!

  89. Wanda McHenry says:
  90. My favorite way to start the day is a nice cup of coffee with a pastry!!!! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

  91. I love to start my day with a hot cup of coffee and some runny eggs

  92. Love starting my day with a latte and some sort of pastry – banana bread, bagel, or toast with lots of butter are my fav!

  93. My favorite way to start the day is a run followed by a green smoothie & eggs (any kind…I love eggs) for breakfast. If it’s a rest day, my favorite way to start the day is snuggling with my toddler.

  94. my fave way to start the day is with a hot cup of coffee

  95. a hot coffee and listen to the music

  96. Lots of coffee and happy babies!

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  97. My absolute FAVORITE way to start my day is sitting with a cup of coffee and quietly catching up on blog reading or watching a cheesy housewives show. I used to only have 1 day a week to do this because Sat morning is eaten up with a long run, but now I get to work about an hour early. Having a little bit of quiet “me time” really makes a difference in my attitude for the whole day.

  98. I usually start my day with black coffee and oatmeal. Thanks.

  99. Nicole Larsen says:

    I start my day with a cup of coffee and either a bowl of LIFE cereal (my fave) or english muffins with pb on them!

  100. Nicole Larsen says:
  101. I like to start the day with a big diet coke rather than coffee, and a quick scroll through my email while I wake up :)

  102. Vanilla Latte and a pastry or muffin. A side of yogurt is good too.

  103. Wild Orchid says:

    I love to start my day with a mug of coffee and a cozy robe.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  104. i like to start the day off with a cup of coffee

  105. I don’t see too many mentioning the souffles. I LOVE them, esp. bacon and spinach.

  106. Tracey Byram says:

    I start my day with a cup of dark roast coffee.

  107. Danielle K says:
  108. maria cantu says:

    I like to start my day with a big cup of coffee.

  109. A fresh hot bagel! Panera’s cinnamon ones are simply awesome.

  110. I start the day out with an egg/turkey sausage sandwich on an english muffin! :-)

  111. Nice review. My favorite way to start the day is yummy breakfast and a cup of coffee. Panera sounds like a great choice.
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  112. My favorite way to start the day is to hear my son jiggle and say Hey as I walk in to get him. It always makes me smile. Maybe it is because he is so darn cute, or that his Hey is a high almost squeal. :) BTW Their cinnamon crunch bagel is worth the extra calories and carbs. SOOO good. And a cup of coffee is always a must to start the morning chasing after him. ;)

  113. My favorite way to start the day is with a hug from my kids and a cup of coffee!

  114. Whitney W says:

    Coffee, cross fit, and oatmeal!

  115. I big batch of homemade cinnamon rolls with almond milk to drink! yummers!

  116. I love how excited my son is to see me in the morning! And of course a hot cup of coffee helps kick the day off.

  117. My favorite way to start the day is with eggs

  118. Erica Best says:

    i love laying in the bed and using my ipad early before everyone get up

  119. Erica Best says:
  120. Rebecca Graham says:

    I start my day off with a cup of hot coffee and a bagel.

  121. Cynthia C says:

    I like to start my day with a great cup of coffee and pastry.

  122. Cynthia C says:
  123. My favorite way to start the day is having breakfast with my husband thanks

  124. I like starting my day with a walk, the newspaper and a good breakfast.

  125. My favorite way to start the day is with a nice, sweaty workout, followed by some coffee & a healthy breakfast.

  126. My favorite way to start the day is with a cup of black coffee or a cup of Earl Grey Tea. I love the Four Cheese souffles at Panera…so good!

  127. I like to start my day with a run and coffee!

  128. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I love starting the day with a huge cup of coffee

  129. Amanda Sakovitz says:
  130. My favorite way to start the day is with a warm bowl of oatmeal.

  131. Thomas Murphy says:

    I like to start the day with coffee and a bagel.

  132. Thomas Murphy says:
  133. My favorite way to start the day is with a hot shower, a hot cup of coffee and a hot breakfast.

  134. Tabathia B says:

    I sometimes like to start it with a bowl of cream of wheat and orange juice

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  135. Tabathia B says:

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  136. I like to start my day with a latte and a bagel.
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