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Larkburger opens in Broomfield, Panera Bread in Denver West today

The latest link in the Panera Bread chain opens in the Denver West development today at 14740 West Colfax Avenue. Beginning at 6 a.m., the bakery will offer the first 1,000 customers inside the cafe a free Cinnamon Crunch Bagel and a free Panera Bread Coffee Tumbler -- with free refills all month. The first 500 customers at the drive-thru will also receive a free Cinnamon Crunch Bagel.

See also: - Brewery Rickoli starts pouring, Del Norte dries up: Our restaurant roll call for November - First December opening: a Larkburger downtown - Thomas Salamunovich, exec chef of Larkspur (and Larkburger) on farm-to-table fatigue

The company is also donating $45,000 to the Food Bank of the Rockies today; call 303-974-6500 for more information.

And Colorado-based Larkburger, which just opened its tenth location in downtown Denver on December 1, is opening an eleventh today in Broomfield. No cinnamon crunch bagels, but the same menu featured at the other Larkburgers, including the burger perfected by founder Thomas Salamunovich.

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