The Edmond Sun

October 4, 2013

Panera Bread offers Pink Ribbon Bagels

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Panera Bread is inviting its customers to join in the fight against breast cancer simply by eating a bagel during the month of October. Panera’s signature Pink Ribbon Bagels will be sold in the Oklahoma City market in all bakery-cafes Oct. 1–31 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panera Bread is proud to donate 25 cents from each Pink Ribbon Bagel sold to the Central and Western Oklahoma Affiliate of Susan G. Komen.

We are also proud that the Panera Bread Pink Ribbon Bagel was created right here in Oklahoma! Tulsan Sue Stees, one of Panera Bread’s first franchisees and a breast cancer survivor herself, developed the idea for the Pink Ribbon Bagel in 2001 as a way to support the cause. Since that time, the Pink Ribbon Bagel has become a national product supporting breast cancer organizations across the country and is now sold in every Panera Bread location during October.

The Panera Pink Ribbon Bagel is baked fresh daily in the shape of a ribbon and features cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar. The product follows the tradition of “thinking pink” during the month of October in the quest to eradicate breast cancer disease.

“We are very proud of our Pink Ribbon Bagel promotion,” said Aubrey Iasiello, Market Relations Manager for Panera Bread. “We encourage our guests and our associates to support this promotion to help end the fight against breast cancer.”

The Central Oklahoma Affiliate of Komen is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community by joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists across the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.

Oklahoma City-area bakery-cafes are at 3321 N.W. Expressway, 4401 W. Memorial, 6800 N. Western Ave., 10600 S. Penn, 6410 S.W. Third St., and 7101 N.W. Expressway. Also in Norman at 2200 W. Main St., in Midwest City at 7199 S.E. 29th St. and at 1472 S. Bryant Ave. in Edmond.