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Panera Bread

Certificate of Excellence
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1178 Mae St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-9185
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Reading, Pennsylvania
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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were outside in the heat for two hours and went into this location for lunch, the manager was wonderful and could not do enough for us. The food was fresh and the drinks were cold and this is what we badly needed. Would recommend this location to anyone in the Hershey area.

Thank Sally G
Avon, Indiana
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117 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is your typical Panera for food and service, noting outstanding but no glaring deficiencies either. I opted for a simple ham and cheese sandwich, the taste of which was very ordinary. The kids had soup, which was just right for them, and hard to find for them anywhere else. My wife and daughters like the salad options, which is... More 

Thank AvonIN
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love their salads! This is the place to go for healthier choices in fast food. Salads, sandwiches, soup, bagels, coffee, smoothies, and fresh baked goods. I love their iced tea. FYI, this store donates to the local food banks to give back to the community that it serves.

Thank sweetbratt1
Vandalia, Ohio
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We visited Panera around 6 PM on a Sunday evening. There was a concert at Hershey Park at 7 PM. While this no doubt increased their traffic, based on their location I would say that this type of traffic would be predictable during these events. It took over half an hour for our food to be prepared and, in the... More 

Thank williejoeshaver
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

I've never been a huge Panera fan, but my friends and I were in a hurry before a concert and wanted something semi-decent to eat before heading into the Hershey pavilion. The staff was not at all friendly, but the food was okay, and the restaurant relatively clean. I probably won't be back.

Thank sacammack
Owings Mills, Maryland
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I tried the Green Passion smoothie. It is very good! The service here was quick. I have found this smoothie to be a good way to, (uh--don't want to be indelicate), "re-stabilize" my system especially as I am on the road a lot eating at various places. I ordered the regular size which is very generous and filling. It's not... More 

Thank Mobilmima
Manteca, California, United States
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111 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

There's not a whole lot to say about Panera Bread. They are all pretty much the same. This one is located right across from the Comfort Inn suites at the Park, so easy to get to.

Thank Jerry R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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88 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I am a chain kinda person because I like to know what to expect. This location was clean and tasty. Very busy, might be a good idea to do the rapid pick up.

Thank behindeverycloud
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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259 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Tucked up on a hill in a big shopping center, this Panera offers all the classic Panera staples that everyone loves. Hugely recorded.

Thank Joe S
North Cornwall Township
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

Completely underwhelmed... Apparently I don't get the Panera thing. The food was luke warm, small portioned, and nothing to write home about in the taist department. Oh, and it was expensive. Really, I could have gone to a regular restaurant with table service for this price. I don't think We'll be back.

Thank Varnerpercussion

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Soups, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
6:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1178 Mae St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-9185
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Hummelstown
  • Phone Number: 717-533-5242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?