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“Too many freeloaders taking up table space”
Review of Panera Bread

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Panera Bread
Ranked #1,051 of 1,781 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Cuisines: Delicatessen
Restaurant details
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
420 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“Too many freeloaders taking up table space”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

If you go here during the busy lunch time period, don't be surprised if you can't find the table or booth you prefer because groups of college students or "young entrepreneurs" are taking up the spaces while drinking tea and doing their homework or conducting business. It is infuriating that management allows prime space to be monopolized by non-revenue generating freeloaders using free wi-fi, with their study or business material spread over a table that is better suited for groups looking for a space to eat the food they just purchased. When more customers realize what's going on here, they, like us, will move along to a restaurant that actually looks out for their paying customers.

Visited September 2013
Thank Edmundo_de_ABQ
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English first
Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Over rated and disappointing”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

We gave it two tries and it failed, won't be giving it a 3rd try. We waited in line amongst pandemonium for 10 or more minutes. I decided to find a seat while my husband waited in line to order because it was obvious that finding a seat was going to be and issue. My husband came back with a pathetic sandwich that we intended to share. The sandwich was to have turkey, bacon, tomato and avocado. What we got was turkey like deli processed meat, one slice of unripe tomato, small leaf of lettuce, one slice of funky bacon and no avocado as they ran out. No offer to substitute was made or adjustment in the price. We were still hungry afterwards. Crazy crowed, OVER PRICED. We loved Paradise Bakery, too bad it was bought by Panera.
We gave it a second try after a month or so and well, nothing memorable and nothing worth the price.

Visited May 2013
1 Thank Kelly01234
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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
143 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Service, Great Place”
Reviewed 17 May 2013

We have been here three times and have partaken of the bakery and the cafe. The baked goods, to go, are wonderful and so is the food. The staff is friendly and very competent. This is one place that I will go to over and over again. We have tried a few sandwiches, and they are all good. The only criticism I have is that the sandwiches do not come with sides and have to be purchased seperately.

  • Visited May 2013
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