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Panera Bread

1619 State Route 23, Wayne, NJ 07470
973-692-0801
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Ranked #54 of 141 Restaurants in Wayne
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- Sep 19, 2014
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  • English first
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English first
Wayne, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I have visited this establishment a number of times since I reviewed it four months ago. I think an update is in order: Service: Improved! • Attentiveness to customers has improved on the front end. • Evening coffee service is better. • Availability of menu items has improved. Food: Slight improvement • Bakery items are usually good to excellent. Ironically,... More

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New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Awesome frozen lemonade. Had the grilled fontina cheese on wheat bread. Took 15 minutes to get the food. We were there at 7 pm on a busy Friday night so could've been worse. I suppose if you have never tried a panera it could be worth a try but Nothing to rave about and portions are small .

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Puyallup, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I am a big fan of Panera bread. I enjoy most of their items and find the service to normally be very good. Today I tried the Thai chicken salad and was so very disappointed. It was truly one of the worst salads I have ever had. I most certainly will never order it again.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

even with a crowd the service is reasonably quick...food is fresh and rather tastey...we recommend the Black Bean soup

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Wayne, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Service: • A small select group of personnel are very attentive. A larger number understand nothing about customer service. Management appears to be in the latter group. • Management recently adopted a policy of not brewing decaf coffee after 2:00 p.m.... ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Late in the day is when people WANT decaf! We're told, "if customers want decaf,... More

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Paterson, New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Typical Panera. Staff seems to change a lot and one time when I was in there I witnessed one staff member being excessively nasty to another one. I should have said something to the manager but I didn't, which I regret.

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Wayne, New Jersey, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Great place to stop, typical Panera experience, fast and friendly service. I absolutely love their butternut squash soup, it is to die for!

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new jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I would always frequent this panera due to it's convenient location but lately it just hasn't been worth it. The prices are not cheap but it was always more satisfying and yummy before. Not to mention the terrible service-the cashiers always seem to be perplexed and act as if it's there first day. I always have to have them read... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

On a cold day ordered soup and got Luke warm soup instead upon requesting they warm it up I was told that's how hot it gets from a manager- no customer service! Just rudeness!

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Westwood, New Jersey
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012 via mobile

Went for breakfast for a couple egg sandwiches. As soon as we entered we looked at the menu to see what we wanted. The head cashier (it seemed she was the head at least) started yelling for us to move to the other cashier to order. We were still looking at the menu but he continued to rudely yell at... More

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