FORT MYERS, Fla. (May 23, 2014) – Just in time for summer, Bennett’s Fresh Roast recently added a new item to its lunch menu.

Bennett’s new Lobster Roll is made with claw and knuckle lobster, Hellman’s mayonnaise, celery and green scallions on top of an authentic bun that’s buttered and toasted. Served with potato chips and homemade Pennsylvania Dutch Pepper Slaw, the Lobster Roll is available at both Bennett’s locations from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $13.99.

“I remember when my family used to vacation on the Maine seashore when I was young, and I fell in love with their succulent lobster rolls,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger, former local morning disc jockey C. David Bennett. “Summer just screams for a nostalgic taste like the one I had so many years ago, and we really think we nailed the perfect Lobster Roll for Southwest Florida.”

Bennett’s Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and being the only Southwest Florida shop to serve fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans resulting in the most flavorful and freshest cup of coffee around. For the past six years, the Bennett’s team has been known for unveiling delicious new doughnut concoctions from flavors including maple bacon, pumpkin spice, maple toffee crunch, s’mores and more. The shop has also become known for surprising offerings like its limited sale (which sold out) of Kopi Luwak coffee, often called “cat-poo coffee” after the prized bean from Indonesia that’s eaten by wild civets, passed through the animal’s digestive tract, and then collected and processed for brewing.

In addition to fresh roasted coffee and hand-cut-from-scratch doughnuts, Bennett’s also offers fresh desserts from Grissinger’s own recipe book including praline bread pudding, lemon bars and pies, giving area residents an alternative for afternoon treats. Bennett’s also features packaged whole bean or ground coffees, breakfast muffins, oatmeal and breakfast sandwiches. On the weekends, Bennett’s Strata (a layered baked breakfast dish) is a regular sellout. Tea lovers can choose from a large variety of Harney & Sons Fine Teas.

Lunch offerings including paninis, soups, sandwiches, three signature salads and Bennett’s ‘Chicken & Donut’ and ‘Donut Dog’ are available Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bennett’s has two locations in Southwest Florida, one in downtown Fort Myers and one on Sanibel Island. Both are open Monday through Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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