I just have to say that I love this place!!!
Twice a week, I work in my company's field offices. To get to one of them, I have to pass Panera, which is about 45 minutes from my house. They have a sandwich called the Mediterranean Veggie that's just delicious.
Anyhow, I love this sandwich, so I try to stop by and grab one each week. It's a nice treat that I really look forward to. It makes my hour drive so much more worth it.
So I walked in, mouth watering, and placed my order.
"Hon, we don't have hummus."
Um...that's one of the main parts of the sandwich. I'm dumfounded. She says, "We're supposed to get some today." It's already 1:15pm, and I'm on my way home.
I get ready to turn around, deciding I don't want the hot chocolate I was going to order with it.
So, the gal offers another veggie sandwich, "Try such-and-such, on us."
I tried to explain that I wasn't trying to get something for free. She said that she could tell how disappointed I was (I'm not good at covering my feelings...my face speaks all, my mom always told me).
So I tell her I want a hot chocolate too, which she tells me I'll need to pay for. No problem. I've already saved $7. As she's ringing up my food, I try to hand her my credit card. "Nope," she says, "That's on us too."
What a treat. Today is my daughter's birthday, and I'm trying so hard to make it special for her. It was nice to be treated the same way by someone else.
So, if you ever drive by one of these places, stop and say, "Auburnchick said y'all are the best."
No, I don't get a commission. I just like to give praise where it's due. She really made my day. I'm going to write a letter to their corporate office now...