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Old 01-22-2008, 07:54 PM   #1
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I Love Panera! Here's Why:
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.

Drats...

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...
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:57 PM   #2
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I love Panera! There's one right around the corner from my house. Their frozen coffee thingies are to die for!
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:08 PM   #3
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Old 01-22-2008, 08:23 PM   #4
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Soooo Chicky, how did your daughter like her earrings? I have been dying to find out. If she doesn't like them, you can adopt me and I guarantee that I will LOVE them!!

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:40 PM   #5
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Mmmmm, Panera. I LOVE their Panini's. Particularly the Smokehouse Turkey and the Turkey Artichoke. Lucky for me, my knitting group meets there.

We had something similar happen to us once. They didn't have something I ordered and it was taking a while to get what we did order, so they kept offering us free things.
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:10 PM   #6
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I love Panera. I like most of the items they have on the menu. The closest one to me is the next town over, but I do get there once in a while to go to Panera.
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One opened about one minute from where I work a month or so ago. I think everyone was more excited about that than we should've been, hehe.
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Old 01-23-2008, 02:13 AM   #8
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Oooh, I love their Mediterranean Veggie! Every time we go there, I get that, the fresh fruit, and an I.C. Mocha! They have the best fresh fruit I think I have ever tasted!
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #9
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I can't believe I am even reading this! Should never have opened this at 7am as now I am hungry!!!! I may have to brave the cold and go out for lunch today...the Sierra Turkey (I think it is) the one on the tomato bread...... . Sorry, Lean Cuisine.........soup and sandwich today.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:12 AM   #10
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I can't believe I am even reading this! Should never have opened this at 7am as now I am hungry!!!! I may have to brave the cold and go out for lunch today...


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