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Stacks of large Pink Ribbon Coffee Mugs are neatly displayed along the register, and there are bakers baskets filled with Pink Ribbon Bagels, which are part of Panera's effort to promote
"People look forward to the Pink Ribbon Bagel every year, and we sell thousands of the mugs through the month," said Nicky Tesser, director of marketing and public relations for Panera Bread and Covelli Enterprises.
The ribbon-shaped bagels cost $1.59 apiece and are baked overnight in stores so that they are ready for the daily breakfast rush. Fresh dried cherries and cranberries are baked into the dough, along with honey, a touch of vanilla and brown sugar.
The bagels are offered every October as part of Panera's Breast Cancer Awareness campaign and are available with a variety of cream cheese choices, including raspberry, honey walnut, New York cheesecake and wild blueberry.
Customer Chris Anton recently stopped by the Panera bakery at 1701 S. Federal Highway to purchase a $10 refillable Pink Ribbon Coffee Mug.
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There are also Panera Bread locations in Boynton Beach at 701 N. Congress Ave., in
"We wanted to give back to local organizations in each county," Tesser said.
Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread are also providing order forms for Bagel Packs. The forms are available at PaneraBread.com/PinkRibbonBagel.
Covelli Enterprises owns and operates more than 200 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in four states: Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Florida. Covelli Enterprises is headquartered in Warren, Ohio, and employs more than 20,000 people.