The restaurant is going to close from Monday until July 22 to make the addition along with interior remodeling.
Derby is the only other Wichita-area Panera with a drive-through so far.
Simon says he’s in the process of submitting plans to do a drive-through at the Panera at Taft and Ridge.
He’s just finished remodeling the Panera near Central and Hillside, which wasn’t able to have a drive-through.
“We just were not able to work the necessary arrangemetns out with Walgreens,” Simon says.