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“Great salads and soups”
Review of Panera Bread

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Panera Bread
Ranked #32 of 215 Restaurants in Auburn
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Jefferson City, MO
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234 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great salads and soups”
Reviewed 28 November 2011

When "Bread" is in the name of the restaurant you think sandwiches, and you'd be right. But you'd also be right if you thought great soups and great salads. I like the Asian Chicken Salad as it has all the good stuff in it. I also like chicken salad sandwiches there. Go early in the day and you can get every breakfast pastry known to man, and the best bagels south of New York City.

Visited November 2011
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  • English first
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English first
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Meh, I might/might not Go Back”
Reviewed 18 June 2011

I've been here twice, once because I was starving and it was the only easy restaurant around that was not mall food. The salmon sandwich was a cold slab of fish between some boring pieces of bread. Very little flavor. If I'm ever starving in the area again I think I'll just try some of their breads, they at least smelled good. They had fresh breads, pastries, soups and sandwiches.

I don't know where "quaint" from the other review fits into this picture. It's a chain restaurant: standardized, homogenized, and unable to innovate.

  • Visited August 2010
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Auburn, Alabama
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180 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
“Quaint Eatery with STYLE!”
Reviewed 25 April 2010

I really enjoy this cafe. Whenever I am in the mood for deli-style choices or a little treat from the bakery I waste no time heading down to Panera's. They have a relaxing atmosphere with soft invigorating jazz music playing nicely for ambiance. There is always a little sample of a few select breads to try as soon as you enter. Then you can make your way over to the baker's glass and view the daily sweet treats or go right on up to the counter and order any one of their fabulous sandwich selections.

My favorite is the Turkey Bacon Bravo. It has a hearty piece of Gouda cheese atop a nice mound of crisp bacon and cool sliced turkey all between two slices of tuscan flavored
bread. If your like me and fries just aren't always your style- no worries, you have your choice of fresh fruit, soup, or thick-sliced potato chips as your side (I usually do this when I order a 1/2 slice of sandwich and get soup and chips both!)

Panera's is definitely the number one choice when you get tired of Subway and want to try something a little more up-scale. Try it, you'll be glad you did.

Thank bethoc
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