Through the brand’s newest digital ordering offering, guests can now order on their own device, giving them the option to avoid lines.

Now available in most Panera bakery-cafes, the newly-launched Contactless Dine-In option helps guests to avoid lines or shared devices such as kiosks or pagers. This offer joins Curbside, Drive-Thru, Rapid Pick-Up and Delivery as one of the many ways guests can order their Panera favourites easier than ever.

The new system is available through the Panera app with MyPanera members and other guests who have push notifications enabled alerted of the new service upon stepping into the bakery-café. Upon entering, guests then simply need to select the Dine-In option to place a contactless Dine-In order.

“Panera is constantly innovating our technology to respond to the ever-shifting needs of our guests, and Contactless Dine-In is a great example; in fact, we sped up the national rollout to provide a solution for today’s guest concerns,” said George Hanson, SVP, Chief Digital Officer, Panera Bread. “Now, guests can avoid lines or shared devices and simply order from a quiet corner of the bakery-cafe. With options like Curbside, RPU, Drive-Thru and now Contactless Dine-In, our guests can order in a way that best suits their needs.”