East New York

Panera breaks bread at Gateway Center

Eric Adams opens establishment

April 27, 2015 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Borough President Eric Adams (third from left) congratulates Panera Bread on the opening of a new bakery-café. Also pictured are Michael Ruiz, general manager of Panera Bread; Isis Cruz, store associate; Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprises; Joe Shaia, vice president of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce; Astrema Franklin, store associate; and Christian Joseph, store associate. Photo courtesy Panera Bread
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Borough President Eric Adams led Brooklyn lawmakers and businesses leaders in welcoming a new Panera Bread to the Gateway Center in East New York during the recent grand opening of the bakery-café.

Located at 528 Gateway Drive, the new Panera Bread celebrated its opening by giving away free coffee for a week to its first 250 customers.

The new Gateway Center location is expected to add a total of 60 jobs to the neighborhood, according to Panera Bread representatives.

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The bakery-café offers bread items, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and other dishes and is operated by Doherty Enterprises, the entity that oversees Panera Bread locations in Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

The new Panera Bread also boasts free Wi-Fi and Rapid Pick-Up, an advanced ordering option for to-go orders.




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