FORT MYERS, Fla. (Sept. 15, 2014) –Bennett’s Fresh Roast is unveiling a new doughnut to support local breast cancer care during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
On Oct. 1, Bennett’s will launch a month-long fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds from the sales of its Pink Strawberry Iced doughnut going to support Partners for Breast Cancer Care.
The one-of-a-kind organization provides complimentary breast-care procedures such as screening, diagnostic testing, surgery and treatment for underserved Lee County women and men.
“My sister has battled breast cancer, so we are well aware of how this horrible disease affects both women and men,” said Bennett’s owner Bob Grissinger, former local morning disc jockey C. David Bennett. “Early detection is so important in saving lives, and this local organization has helped thousands of clients at no cost.”
Both Bennett’s Fresh Roast locations in downtown Fort Myers and Sanibel Island will offer the Pink Strawberry Iced doughnut for $1.99 Monday through Sunday while supplies last.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same.
Bennett’s Fresh Roast has prided itself on its fresh-from-scratch doughnuts made daily and being the only Southwest Florida doughnut shop offering fresh roasted coffee from the finest beans. 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’, ‘Donut Dog’ and new Lobster Roll 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.