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Panera Bread opens, kicks off new program

Panera Bread is now open in Albany. (Source: WALB) Panera Bread is now open in Albany. (Source: WALB)
Lauren McDaniel is the store manager. (Source: WALB) Lauren McDaniel is the store manager. (Source: WALB)
All of the bakery items not used by the end of the day will be donated. (Source: WALB) All of the bakery items not used by the end of the day will be donated. (Source: WALB)

A new restaurant opened Monday in Albany, with a goal to feed paying customers and those in need.

Panera Bread opened its doors and its drive through window early Monday morning. 

They've been serving fresh sandwiches, soups and salads all day. 

At the end of the night the bakers won't just throw the food out.

They'll deliver it to non-profit organizations to help feed the hungry.

"It's awesome. It's really awesome to partner and give back. I mean it's just a really good thing to do for people who really need it," said manager Lauren McDaniel. 

The restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sundays. 

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