Bakery-Café Set to Open in Gateway Center in April; Hiring 60 Local Employees

East New York, NY (March 26, 2015) ― With construction well underway at what will soon become Brooklyn’s 4th Panera Bread bakery café, those who live and work within easy access of Gateway Center Mall in East New York can expect to be able to drop in for a grilled breakfast sandwich, seasonally fitting salad, broccoli cheddar soup served up in a bread bowl or one of Panera’s signature sandwiches in April. The restaurant will bring 60 new jobs to the local economy. 

The new bakery-café at 528 Gateway Drive will offer free Wi-Fi and cozy nooks for unwinding along with Rapid Pick-Up, an advanced ordering option for to-go orders, which allows mobile and online ordering via the Panera Mobile App or Website Link to skip the line.

“We’re excited to announce our newest location coming to Brooklyn this spring,” says Greg George, vice president of operations for Doherty Enterprises, Inc., the Panera Bread franchisee in Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island. “As we continue to staff the café with energetic individuals, we look forward to bringing the better-for-you food options to the convenient location at Gateway Center and offering the to-go ordering option to better serve our busy guests.” 

 Panera Bread is actively looking to hire associates with experience (preferred), but not required. Qualified candidates must be 18 and over to apply and are encouraged to apply in person from 9:00AM – 5:00PM at the Gateway Center location with valid identification. Applicants can also fill out an application online by visiting In addition, the bakery-café is hiring managers with two years of management/leadership experience. Candidates must be 18 and over to apply and can apply online at

 The Panera Bread at Gateway Center will serve breakfast from 7:00AM until 10:00AM Monday through Friday and 7:00AM through 10:00AM Saturday and Sunday. Lunch and dinner are available until 10:00PM Monday through Saturday; the café closes one hour earlier on Sunday.

 Owned and operated by Doherty Enterprises, Panera Bread locations in Brooklyn include: Adams Street, Bay Ridge, Gateway Center and Kings Plaza.