The following release was provided by Panera Bread.
When it comes to finding a dish with universal appeal, no food comes close to the almighty sandwich. And now Panera Bread is giving sandwich enthusiasts on the North Shore the chance to bring their ideal sandwich creations to life through Panera’s Sandwich Showdown contest.
Now through October 6, North Shore community members can submit their original sandwich recipes online at www.TLC.com/Panera. The site gives contestants a list of Panera’s toppings and ingredients, which can be combined with its artisan and other specialty breads to create the ideal sandwich through an interactive virtual sandwich builder. Contestants will also be asked to tell the story behind their submission and why their entry should be named the next great legendary sandwich.
The winner will not only gain national and North Shore bragging rights but will take home $10,000 cash, $500 worth of Panera gift cards, free Panera Bread bagels for a year and will have their sandwich on the menu for a limited time at participating cafes throughout the Unites States. Panera Bread will narrow the field to the top 20 entries.
The public will then be invited to vote online to determine the grand prize winner. The top four runners-up will each receive $1,000 cash and one $150 Panera Bread gift card. The 15 remaining finalists will each win one $150 Panera Bread gift card.