Panera Bread of Southeast Michigan has debuted five new fall-inspired menu items. To celebrate the new tastes of the season, all 41 metro Detroit bakery-cafes will give out free samples of new items during a Share the Dough event on Thursday, Sept. 10. The samples given away throughout the day, all day will include bite-sized portions of the new BBQ Chicken Chopped Salad, Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich, Breakfast Power Sandwich, Fudge Brownies and Macadamia Nut Blondies.  Some cafes will open at 5:30 a.m. and others will open at 6 a.m., so check your local Panera for store hours.

In addition to the samples, Panera Bread will donate a portion of proceeds from all loaves of bread and half dozen or more bagels purchased to Children’s Hospital of Michigan, its local Operation Dough-Nation® partner. This is one way Panera Bread joins with its customers to support local communities. In 2008, Panera Bread bakery-cafes collectively donated a retail value of more than $50 million worth of bread and baked goods to charitable organizations helping to address the need for food distribution in its local communities.

Courtney is the ultimate multitasking mom!  She runs  three blogs Giftfully Simple, The Digital Mommy and Detroit Mommies , is a Social Media Marketing Consultant and has 3 girls under 6 years old.  Courtney is the founder of Detroit Mommies.  You can follow her on Twitter @theappleofmyeye.  She has worked with companies like Johnsons & Johnsons, Dove, e.l.f., all detergent, Sorel, 20th Century Fox, Melissa & Doug, Panera and Tiny Prints (to name a few).

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