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Panera Bread

2625 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-7263
704-853-0774
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Lincolnton, North Carolina
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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I love the bagels at Panera! The variety is always good except on Tuesdays when the bagels are on special. Then the selection if very slim if you get there at lunch or after. It's like they only bake them in the morning and after that, you're out of luck. The flavors are always consistent and the restaurant always clean!

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North Carolina, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

We occasionally have Panera Bread for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Recently we stopped in for breakfast. The service is quick and they bring it directly to your table. The restaurant is extremely clean. I'm not real fond of the ordering/payment kiosks so I do it the old fashioned way and have a real person help me. They have a variety... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I eat at a lot of Panera Breads while traveling and this location is new and very large. The food was great, as usual and the service from the staff friendly. They are doing a new thing where you can order on line or at a kiosk for faster service. This area needs a little work. I think once they... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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299 reviews 299 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is not a top-tier Panera, it's just okay. The staff wasn't friendly nor were they unfriendly they were just folk doing their job. The food was consistent with other Paneras but there was nothing special about this location or the team. They gave you a pager to let you know when your food is ready. However, when your food... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Panera is great, food is amazing, price that fits any budget, service is awesome. Evie, our waitress went above and beyond to make our meal happier, from extra dressing to a casual talk, she made us feel very welcome. There are plenty of parking space, outdoor seating, indoor is comfortable and very cozy. Worth 2 visit and return.

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Mount Holly, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Every time i go there they are either out of what i want or the muffins are dry with little or next to no fruit inside. when i asked the manager about this he stated that they were either out of fruit or that he would inquire about the problem.why would i get charged for that kind of crappy food.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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127 reviews 127 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Last few times we went, we were not to impressed. Went last week and even thou it was the lunch rush and seating was sparse, we had a great experience. They brought our food directly to our table and it came pretty darn quick for the lunch rush. Staff was very helpful and friendly, we will be back...

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Gastonia, NC
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Over the years, I have eaten each week at Panera Bread, but the only service offered was at the cash register when you placed your order. You were given a "buzzer" which advised when you could come pick up your food. You cleaned your own table afterwards. I think the newest method of operating is good. People are bringing your... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Soup is very good also bagels are very good! Sandwiches & salad are pricey & not very big for your money. You get your on food, drinks & clean your table. I go for bagels & broccoli soup which is very good. A lots of people at lunch but line moved fast. I would eat there again for the soup.... More 

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My daughter and I went there one afternoon for a light snack after shopping. Several items were missing off the menu board in the drive-thru and when asked if they were offered they employee answered yes, but didn't give sizes or price. Small kid size fruit cup was $2.79 and only filled half way. Drinks were scorching hot. Bill was... More 

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Additional Information about Panera Bread

Address: 2625 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28056-7263
Phone Number: 704-853-0774
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Gastonia
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Bakery, Delicatessen

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