Panera Bread opened the doors to its Hattiesburg location Wednesday morning at 6:30 a.m.
The official ribbon cutting will be held at 10 a.m., at which time Panera Bread will present The Hattiesburg Zoo, their community partner, a special dedication and donation collected during pre-opening events.
"Our concept has been embraced by many surrounding communities, and we look forward to sharing our signature Panera warmth here in the Hattiesburg area," said Adam Jackson, COO with the franchise that brought Panera to the area.
The location offers free Wi-Fi for dine-in guests, and the full menu is offered through the location's drive-thru window during regular hours of operation.
The new Hattiesburg location will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
For more information, call Panera Bread at 601-271-7862.