It was a cold and snowy spring day in the mountains and we went to Panera for hot soup and a sandwich. We got exactly what we expected, a hot and delicious cup of soup, a great grilled cheese sandwich, a wonderful cherry danish, and a very helpful and cheerful cashier. The restaurant is conveniently located in the Boone Mall. It is spotless and had very clean restrooms. The tables and booths are inviting. The staff are constantly cleaning and picking up any debris left behind. This is our fifth visit in two weeks and we have never been disappointed. The quality and freshness of the food and the cheerful staff make a visit here a real pleasure and raise this "chain restaurant" above the norm and worthy of an excellent rating!