|PLAINVILLE, MA, May 7, 2007 Panera Bread in Plainville, MA recently presented a check for $6,723.75 to its Operation Dough-Nation® partner, the Ryan’s Hope Foundation, also based in Plainville. The bakery-cafe’s annual donation was presented to Linda Hastings (third from left), President of the Foundation, and her husband, Scott (third from right), by Mike Spirdione (left), District Manager of Panera Bread/HBG, Louis Bournes (second from left), General Manager of Panera Bread Plainville, Tonya Harms (second from right), Director of Marketing for Panera Bread/HBG and Greg Norton (right), Manager of Panera Bread Plainville.
Plainville’s Linda and Scott Hastings formed the Ryan’s Hope Foundation in 2003 after their young son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). DMD is a progressive muscular disease that strikes approximately one in every 3,500 young boys, and essentially deprives them of hope for a life beyond their late teens. The Foundation was formed specifically to speed the rate of scientific research that will lead to a cure for DMD. Information about the Ryan’s Hope Foundation, a non-profit, 501©(3) organization, can be found at www.HopeForRyan.com.
Operation Dough-Nation® is a program committed to ensuring that every purchase at Panera Bread feeds back into the community. Cash donations made in each bakery-cafe by customers are matched by Panera and donated to local organizations. Panera Bread in Plainville is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers a variety of menu items, including breads and bagels, creative sandwiches such as Chicken Tomesto on Artisan Three Cheese Bread, made-to-order Crispani® pizzas, hand-tossed salads, homemade soups and a variety of espresso beverages.
The Panera Bread Plainville location is one of four bakery-cafes in Southeastern, MA owned by one of Panera’s top franchises, the Howley Bread Group, LTD of Cumberland, RI. The franchisee owns and operates a total of nineteen bakery-cafes in Southeastern, MA, Eastern CT and RI markets.
For more information, please contact Panera Bread Plainville, 103 Taunton Street, Plainville, MA 02762; call (508) 643-4515; or visit the company’s web site at www.panerabread.com.