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Kahuna

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  • Location: Carbondale, IL
Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Sun, 01/16/05 10:20 PM (permalink)
All hype that doesn't deliver!! Over priced skimpy sandwhich on tasteless bread. $5.99 base price for a "sandwich" the meat was almost non-existant. Wife and I each got a sandwich. She got a cup of soup. Two small ice teas. $20.00 bucks!!! RIP-OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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    zussers

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    • Location: knoxville, TN
    RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Sun, 01/16/05 10:36 PM (permalink)
    It is a bit overpriced, but I have to admit I enjoy their forest mushroom soup. I think that Atlanta Bread Company is worse. The one in Maryville, Tn consistently runs out of certain items-like bread!!!!! I have placed my order, sat down and at 2 seperate visits have been called back to the counter to be told that they are out of a particular bread I ordered for my sandwich or just ran out of the soup I wanted. It is very poorly managed. I have written to the company and received an satisfactory response. I won't be going there anymore.
     
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      Kahuna

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      • Location: Carbondale, IL
      RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Sun, 01/16/05 11:21 PM (permalink)
      I will try a place ONCE. That's it. No second chances. LOL I tend to stick to Mom and Pop operations and not the chains.
       
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        signman

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        • Location: Baltimore, MD
        RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 5:16 AM (permalink)
        If you didn't like Pannerra, maybe you should give Panera a try.
         
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          jerseygirl127

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          • Location: Granger, IN
          RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 7:10 AM (permalink)
          i agree..they are a little 'pricey' but you can't beat that 'bread bowl' for soup.. and they have the best wisconsin cheese soup.. and the best cheesy tater soup and....... well -- sometimes i look to go there for a special treat-- then i don't mind the price so much.. just sit back and enjoy the soup..

          do have a question though-- if anyone knows-- we used to have a place in our local mall called "ABC bread company" (atlanta bread company)=-- and that mysteriously closed and shortly after panera's opened up right down the road--serving a very similar menu (almost exact matter of fact--) are they the same place??? just wondering...

          ~~jerseygirl~~
           
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            wanderingjew

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            RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 8:01 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            Originally posted by jerseygirl127

            and they have the best wisconsin cheese soup..
            ~~jerseygirl~~


            Trust me "THEY" don't have anything near what can be described as the definition of Wisconsin Cheese Soup. You just insulted the Entire State of Wisconsin as well as Minnesota and North Dakota too.
             
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              Michael Hoffman

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              • Location: Gahanna, OH
              RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 8:39 AM (permalink)
              I like their asiago cheese loaf.
               
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                jerseygirl127

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                RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 10:02 AM (permalink)
                wanderingjew-- i NEVER meant to insult anyone-- believe me.. that's not my intention.. especially insulting an entire state ( or two or three....) i am sure -- as with anywhere else and any other kind of food-- the locals have the market on it... but i was just speaking in general..

                i guess i should rephrase it-- "they have the best wisconsin cheese soup i've ever tasted thus far in my life..." (does that win me back to my good graces on here.... ??? ) thanks...
                 
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                  Kahuna

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                  • Location: Carbondale, IL
                  RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 10:03 AM (permalink)
                  Okay. I stand corrected. It's spelled PANERA, not PANNERRA. {:O)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by signman

                  If you didn't like Pannerra, maybe you should give Panera a try.
                   
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                    wanderingjew

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                    RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 10:05 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by jerseygirl127

                    wanderingjew-- i NEVER meant to insult anyone-- believe me.. that's not my intention.. especially insulting an entire state ( or two or three....) i am sure -- as with anywhere else and any other kind of food-- the locals have the market on it... but i was just speaking in general..

                    i guess i should rephrase it-- "they have the best wisconsin cheese soup i've ever tasted thus far in my life..." (does that win me back to my good graces on here.... ??? ) thanks...


                    Whoa, whoa whoa, jerseygirl, don't get defensive, I was being sarcastic! You know me, anytime a chain is mentioned on this forum, I'm going to slam it!!
                     
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                      Kahuna

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                      RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 10:06 AM (permalink)
                      Okay. I stand corrected. It's spelled PANERA, not PANNERRA. {:O)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by signman

                      If you didn't like Pannerra, maybe you should give Panera a try.
                       
                      #11
                        Michael Hoffman

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                        RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 10:25 AM (permalink)
                        quote:
                        Originally posted by wanderingjew

                        quote:
                        Originally posted by jerseygirl127

                        and they have the best wisconsin cheese soup..
                        ~~jerseygirl~~


                        Trust me "THEY" don't have anything near what can be described as the definition of Wisconsin Cheese Soup. You just insulted the Entire State of Wisconsin as well as Minnesota and North Dakota too.

                        Are you sure they don't use Wisconsin cheese in their cheese soup?
                         
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                          tmiles

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                          • Location: Millbury, MA
                          RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 1:51 PM (permalink)
                          I got sucked in by the hype when they opened here. I have not been back.
                           
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                            Michael Hoffman

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                            RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 2:12 PM (permalink)
                            quote:
                            Originally posted by tmiles

                            I got sucked in by the hype when they opened here. I have not been back.

                            Panera? They have some excellent breads.
                             
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                              jeepguy

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                              RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 3:43 PM (permalink)
                              I'm a three minute walk from a Panera. They're always empty as is Quiznos. I give them both till years end. I usually just walk past and sneak into Panda Express.[|)]-sorry.
                               
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                                jerseygirl127

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                                RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Mon, 01/17/05 4:48 PM (permalink)
                                ok-- knew you were kidding.. just wanted to clarify things.. maybe they do use wisconsin cheese.. don't know--
                                all i know is that it is darn good soup and the one here always has a line..
                                their bagels are pretty good too.. considering they are not what i'm used to being from jersey and previously working in a bagel shop.. but they are close..

                                wanderingjew-- no sweat.. no offense taken- all in good fun on here.. and if you don't understand that then it becomes your problem (generically speaking 'your') not mine.. i believe everyone has the right to express their opinion freely-- right??? thanks for the humor-- i wasn't being defensive..
                                glad we cleared that up..

                                talk soon..
                                ~~jersey~~
                                 
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                                  JAHelgy

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                                  • Location: BERWYN, IL
                                  RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Thu, 02/10/05 11:47 AM (permalink)
                                  Not too nuts about Pannera Bread, BUT St. Louis Bread Co. is the BOMB!!!! Especially their bread soup bowls & soups. YUMMY!

                                  --James
                                   
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                                    Michael Hoffman

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                                    RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Thu, 02/10/05 12:10 PM (permalink)
                                    quote:
                                    Originally posted by JAHelgy

                                    Not too nuts about Pannera Bread, BUT St. Louis Bread Co. is the BOMB!!!! Especially their bread soup bowls & soups. YUMMY!

                                    --James

                                    St. Louis Bread Co. is Panera. St. Louis Bread Co. is the name the chain began with, before switching to Panera.
                                     
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                                      kland01s

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                                      • Location: Fox River Valley, IL
                                      RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Thu, 02/10/05 12:25 PM (permalink)
                                      I don't know about any where else but my local Panera seems to be a BIG hangout for the soccer moms, you can never find a place to park amongst all the suv's. Seriously, we have some pretty good restaurants and they all seem to be very busy and do a good business but the Panera lot is always packed. Ours has free wi-fi and does a Friday night open mike as well.
                                       
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                                        Sasaku

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                                        • Joined: 8/21/2004
                                        • Location: Savage, MN
                                        RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Thu, 02/10/05 7:46 PM (permalink)
                                        Panera has terrible breads, they all seem dry, crumbly pieces of tasteless lint masses. If you want to try good bread, drive around for some time untill you find a real bakery. You will be satisfied far more than panera...

                                        and what's with the name panera=bread in spanish. Not many spaniard things on the menu.
                                         
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                                          Tommy2dogs

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                                          RE: Pannerra/St. Louis Bread Company Thu, 02/10/05 10:48 PM (permalink)
                                          quote:
                                          Originally posted by jeepguy

                                          I'm a three minute walk from a Panera. They're always empty as is Quiznos. I give them both till years end. I usually just walk past and sneak into Panda Express.[|)]-sorry.


                                          One of the many benifits of living in Chicago.
                                           
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