One of the biggest workday lunch brands, Panera Bread, has partnered with ezCater to bring its soups, salads and sandwiches to the corporate food marketplace. The partnership combines ezCater’s reach in the food-for-work category with Panera’s early universal brand recognition.

To start, nearly half of Panera’s bakery-cafes in the U.S. are on the ezCater website and mobile app. In the coming months, Panera and ezCater intend to add hundreds more locations to the marketplace as they expand upon the new partnership.

“Not only is Panera a market leader in fast casual, but they’re also a powerhouse in catering and one of our customers’ most requested brands,” said Mike O’Hanlon, chief partnerships officer at ezCater. “We’re bringing the comfort and warmth of Panera’s crave-worthy offerings and the convenience and reliability of ezCater to workplaces across the country. We’re excited to launch this partnership and continue expanding it in the months and years to come.”  

Panera offers extensive options and variety for workplaces to satisfy a wide range of employee preferences. With the new partnership, businesses can easily order food from Panera for all their food for work needs, while having visibility and control over their food spend through ezCater. 

“As two of the most established providers of food for work, Panera is excited to partner with ezCater to provide workplaces with even more access to our delicious menu of soups, salads, sandwiches, and more,” said Lisa Hamblet, vice president, off-premise at Panera Bread. “An ideal complement to Panera’s existing catering service, ezCater adds additional reach and scale to expand to more businesses and take Panera catering to the next level.”