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“Panera Bread Thai Chicken Salad”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Panera Bread

Panera Bread
Ranked #47 of 155 Restaurants in Wayne
Cuisines: American, Cafe, Soups
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Puyallup, Washington
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3 reviews
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“Panera Bread Thai Chicken Salad”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

I am a big fan of Panera bread. I enjoy most of their items and find the service to normally be very good. Today I tried the Thai chicken salad and was so very disappointed. It was truly one of the worst salads I have ever had. I most certainly will never order it again.

  • Visited June 2014
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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Can't go wrong with Panera”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

even with a crowd the service is reasonably quick...food is fresh and rather tastey...we recommend the Black Bean soup

Visited June 2014
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Thank Pat J
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Wayne, New Jersey
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A case of extremes — "Are you kidding me?"”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014

Service:
• A small select group of personnel are very attentive. A larger number understand nothing about customer service. Management appears to be in the latter group.
• Management recently adopted a policy of not brewing decaf coffee after 2:00 p.m.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Late in the day is when people WANT decaf! We're told, "if customers want decaf, they can ask for it." ...and wait in a line again that's often a dozen people deep? This is a staple self-service item. We shouldn't have to ask for it!
• Often, menu items are unavailable. A sign or recording that conveys "we're out of broccoli cheddar" could save customers the time of pondering their second choice.

Food:
• Bakery items are usually good to excellent.
• On meal items, the quality of the food is mediocre and portions are usually too small. The 'half-sandwich' often looks more like a third or a quarter.
• Just because a food product is regarded as a 'healthy choice' doesn't make it good quality.
• Until recently, the coffee was always fresh and good. Now, not so much...

Value:
• High prices were raised even higher in 2014. The value isn't here.
• And as mentioned above, the portions are too small on non-bakery items.

Atmosphere:
• Often somewhat unclean. It appears management expects customer-bussed tables to also be customer-cleaned. Often crumbs and litter are evident on the carpeted floors. It looks like customers don't sweep either. Hmm, crunchy!
• On the plus side, the bathrooms tend to be well-kept.
• And that piped-in excuse for music... it's just terrible!

Panera Bread can still be great if you stick with the 'Bread'.
Panera Restaurant? Deteriorating! Now, its poor — even on a good day.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank CoppertoneGold
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Paterson, New Jersey
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58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2014 via mobile

Typical Panera. Staff seems to change a lot and one time when I was in there I witnessed one staff member being excessively nasty to another one. I should have said something to the manager but I didn't, which I regret.

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Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Great place, fast friendly service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Great place to stop, typical Panera experience, fast and friendly service. I absolutely love their butternut squash soup, it is to die for!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Alex C
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