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8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116
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Ranked #63 of 111 Restaurants in Brighton
Sun 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Bakery
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout
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English first
Brighton, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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Brighton, Michigan
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47 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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.

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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 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Brighton, Michigan
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5 restaurant reviews
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.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

No more Panera for me, and this used to be one of my favorite lunch stops. But your food is a C- at best, brown, wilted lettuce (on numerous occasions) dry mini pieces of chicken, soup slopping all over you way too heavy plates (they are not trays-by the way) and your prices for waiting on yourself are now ridiculous.... More 

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Brighton, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I'm a Foodie, so I have nooooo problem spending money on food; particularly good food. One can glamourize Panera if so desired, but realistically it's a sandwich shop (a Subway basically) with a fireplace, and an aesthetically pleasing dining area. That's what we're paying for - and it's become less important to me, quite frankly. Oh, you still pay for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 via mobile

I eat Panera semi regularly usually in Indianapolis as that is where I am from. This location had awful summer corn chowder as it was overly salted and looked and taste like it'd been reheated for days. On the other hand I had the summer salad with all the fruit and it was great! I didn't get meat and they... More 

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Milford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Panera's brocolli soup is wonderful! Always fresh although some time it is not warm enough. Every time I have been there the place is clean and busy but moves quickly. Great staff.

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23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

It's in an outlot, so it's hard to get to. However, once you get parked, it''s set up just like any other average Panera.

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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: 8365 West Grand River Ave., Brighton, MI 48116
Phone Number: 810-225-0870
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American, Bakery

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