George also noted that because all pastries and breads are baked fresh daily, any extra items are donated to Island Harvest. The staff will also host tours for local Girl Scout troops and will look to sponsor school and local events.
“We’ll try to get very involved in the community,” he said. “We want to try to build a neighborhood relationship with the schools especially.”
DiChiara said there are still jobs available, and interested applicants can find more information on Panera’s website.
Panera Bread Café
2375 Merrick Road, Bellmore
Phone: (516) 221-1095
Hours: 7 a.m.-10 p.m.,
Monday to Saturday, with a 9 p.m.
closing time on Sundays