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Panera Bread

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8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116
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5:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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Reliable for good quality food.

The food is always good. They do happen to charge more for the cream cheese, than they do the bagel!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The food is always good. They do happen to charge more for the cream cheese, than they do the bagel!

Thank K5433IWkarenp
Rocky River, Ohio USA
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221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very busy at lunch and hey have a great system to keep things moving to order your food and pick it up. I was impressed by the service. Food is good and the staff is great

Thank Sinatralis
Brighton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

While shopping in Brighton we always look forward to having lunch at Panera. You can't beat the soup and half sandwich. Love the bread and it's hard to pass up the sweets. We go here often.

Thank Tim D
Holland, Michigan USA
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237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

I won't argue that's it's a little expensive but I like the food and for the most part it's good for you. Service is fast and friendly. Love the drive through!

Thank Marty O
Mallorytown, Canada
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

They made a mistake in my order but were super quick to fix it. Good service. Coffee a bit too bitter for me.

Thank Travellinglight111
Brighton, Michigan
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Took the family out for a light meal. We opted for the "choose 2" which includes 1/2 sandwich and a cup of soup. Even though we all had water for our beverage the meal still came to over 9$/person. I thought it seemed a bit expensive. The 1/2 sandwich was small. It's probably a good selection to keep the calorie... More 

Thank nah1963
Brighton, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The bread here is always good. We normally take a loaf home. The sandwiches and soups have consistently been good.

Thank lifesabeach368
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I love Panera and this one was on their game at the drive thru. I had the breakfast sandwich, eggs, bacon and cheese and it was too hot to eat till I got to work. Of course the pecan rolls are to die for. Now I too admit these are pricey, but the quality, service are all great and again,... More 

Thank RoadDogCincinnati
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Ordering a soufflé and only 20% of time they have them available. Terrible inventory management. Ordered bagel toasted and it was just warm bread. Trash in the drive through. Sloppy and poor management.

Thank Foodongo
Brighton, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I have been to this Panera location over 10 times. Each time my bagel seemed to be a day old. The other Panera in Brighton seems it have much fresher bagels. The Panera change may have expanded too quickly. The concept is great but the quality and service really varies.

Thank nwd12345678

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 810-225-0870

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm
5:30 am - 9:00 pm

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