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Panera Bread

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1178 Mae St, Hummelstown, PA 17036-9185
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
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315 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I like Panera and have a frequent membership with Panera--in addition, I have visited a number of Panera locations is a variety of states. But this one has a severe management problem. Ordering and paying went well--front people were pleasant. Ordered a plain bagel to be toasted--was sent to the wait line for food and it took more than 15... More 

Thank Retiree55578
Jamesville, New York
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, quick service despite extensive crowds, typical Panera! Would highly recommend. Convenient to hotels and Hershey Park.

Thank Kristin13078
Hershey, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I try not to go too often because of the price and serving size. I can never order a skimpy salad from them again. I like the Sierra Turkey so I am glad that remains on the menu. Face it, they are a chic fast food chain and you pay a bit more than you should. Tables are not always... More 

Thank oldstocks
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Standard Panera menu. Staff very friendly. I found only 2 outlets for charging, both at tables. My local Panera's has one at each table/booth/sitting area.

Thank Marian L
Reading, Pennsylvania
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205 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

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 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 July 25, 2016

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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128 reviews
74 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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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 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?