St. Louis Bread Co. is looking for the best new sandwich in the U.S. Think you have what it takes to craft a legendary sandwich recipe?
Submit your idea online through Oct. 6 at www.TLC.com/Panera. Find a list of toppings and ingredients that can be combined with the Bread Co.’s artisan breads, then use the interactive tool to assemble and submit your gourmet creation.
The winner receives a grand prize of $10,000, free bagels for a year, a $500 gift certificate and a featured placement on the Panera Bread menu in January.
After all entries are submitted, the top 20 sandwich ideas will be selected. The top four runners-up will each receive $1,000 in cash and a $150 Panera Bread gift card.
The 15 remaining finalists will each win a $150 Panera Bread gift card.
During the month of January of 2013, a portion of proceeds from the sale of each winning sandwich will be donated to a non-profit organization.
This is the second year Panera has held a "create a sandwich" in the St. Louis area. Sales of last year's winner, the BLTT, ended up sending $2,500 to St. Louis Children's Hospital from the 12,000 BLTTs sold locally in January, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.