We got an invitation to Panera to sample the new summer menu! Jim and I went to the East Peoria store tonight and enjoyed all of this food. In the bag was a flower cookie and a baggette. The general manager explained the way the bread is made and shipped to them daily. It is baked in the local store, so it is fresh everyday. Anything left at the close of the day is donated to a local food bank or pantry. The baker demonstrated how to "score" the bread before it is baked. I hope we get invited to sample the next new menu, too!