Panera Bread Hiring for 100 New Positions to Support Delivery Launch

 Panera Bread Hiring for 100 New Positions to Support  Delivery Launch

Select Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts-based Cafes Recruiting

for 100  Additional Employees

Lincoln, RI –January 3, 2018 – Howley Bread Group (HBG), a Panera Bread Franchisee with 28 cafés in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut, will begin hiring for up to 100 new jobs in the Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts market, beginning in early spring. The jobs are the result of a new service, café-based delivery (CBD), which offers customers at-home delivery of their favorite Panera foods. The initiative is being launched by Panera Bread in select markets across the United States. HBG currently offers CBD across seven cafés in Connecticut.


“We are so pleased to bring café-based delivery to our customers throughout Rhode Island and Southern Massachusetts while creating a significant number of new jobs,” said Tom Howley, Senior Vice President, Howley Bread Group. “Café-based delivery will be offered at seven of our cafés throughout the area.  The positions for this new service present a convenient employment option for students who need flexible hours, for parents looking for part-time work and for seniors who are interested in becoming part of our Panera family.”

CBD drivers will be responsible for delivering food to customers safely and efficiently and should have excellent communication and people skills. Full-time and part-time positions are available. Applicants should be 18 years or older, have access to reliable transportation with all insurances, and food service experience is preferred but not required. Selected applicants will enjoy generous compensation plus tips, flexible work schedules, meal discounts, a fun work environment, growth opportunity and benefits (for full-time positions).



To apply, applicants should visit the following Panera Bread cafes during job fair hours, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on these dates:


February 22: Panera Bread – Lincoln

613 George Washington Hwy, Lincoln


February 23: Panera Bread – Cranston

4000 Chapel View Blvd, Cranston


March 1: Panera Bread – Warwick

1000 Bald Hill Road, Warwick


March 2: Panera Bread – East Greenwich

1000 Division St, East Greenwich


March 8: Panera Bread – Seekonk

211A Highland Avenue, Seekonk


March 9: Panera Bread – Providence

43 Providence Place, Providence


March 16: Panera Bread – Dartmouth

84 Dartmouth Mall, Dartmouth




For more information on the hiring events please visit our Facebook page at Applicants who wish to apply online may do so through this link:


About Howley Bread Group:

Howley Bread Group, LTD of Lincoln, Rhode Island, a franchisee of Panera Bread, owns and operates 28 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts and Eastern Connecticut. Panera/Howley Bread Group’s cafes donated more than $5,700,000 a year in food and funds to a variety of community charities including: Autism Speaks, Backus Hospital Cancer Center, Gloria Gemma Breast Resource Foundation, The Bridge Family Center in West Hartford with Community Donation boxes on café counters also supporting Children’s Friend, Providence, RI; Ryan’s Hope for a Cure Charitable Foundation, Plainville, MA; Connecticut Cancer Foundation; Foodshare, Bloomfield, CT. Additionally, gift card and food donations are made to local non-profit organizations through Panera/Howley Bread Group’s donations department and End-of-Day baked goods are donated to more than 80 churches and shelters across the franchisee’s bakery-cafe network.

For more information and to find out more about new and returning menu items, community involvement and events, employment opportunities, Panera culture, and much more, please visit, ‘like’ HBG on Facebook at @howleybreadgroup, and Instagram at @panerabreadhbg and follow us on Twitter @panerabreadhbg.