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“Not as good as expected”
Review of Panera Bread

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Panera Bread
Ranked #72 of 115 Restaurants in Apopka
Description: Brand new store. Opened today.
Restaurant details
Description: Brand new store. Opened today.
lincolnshire england
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Not as good as expected”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

Saw this advertised on television and gave it a try. Not much filling in the sandwiches and the coffee was awful

Visited October 2012
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English first
Orlando, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC Customer Service”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

FANTASTIC customer service!!!! As a (fairly new) Apopka resident and former resident of downtown Orlando, I was thrilled to see Panera come to this part of the county. :)

They're still working out the kinks with orders - drive-thru has been hit or miss a few times, but managers always right there to correct the issue and refer to each as a 'learning opportunity' - I like that. :) Positive spin and all....

But their customer service is top-notch, no matter who's on register, which day, and at any hour... nice!!! Example, this morning, Hubs and I arrived at 10:40 (Labor Day holiday), ready for breakfast sandwiches. Another family had just come in before us, expecting the same thing. We were told, "We're so sorry. We stopped serving at 10:30." Disappointed, we turned to leave and said we'd run through another local spot with breakfast sandwiches....

Panera staff's reply: "We're happy to extend breakfast for you! It's a holiday!" And with that, we (all) ordered all the yummy things we wanted.

*Big thanks to Panera staff and to Caitlyn, our cashier, for accommodating us. YOU are the reason I'm writing my review today!

Yes, this location has been busy - we Apopkans are THRILLED to have another choice in our area, but things are settling down, and Panera is definitely worth a visit. Oh, and if it's lunch/dinner time, get the tomato soup - you won't be disappointed!

If you're visiting northwest Orange County, and happen to pass Panera in Apopka, perhaps on your way to Mount Dora, stop in and enjoy! They're a one-of-a-kind architectural design, with all the wonderful food you know and love. :)

  • Visited September 2012
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Apopka, FL
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Busy for an opening, but....”
Reviewed July 25, 2012

Visited this location during the grand opening. According to one of the managers, third largest grand opening in company history. Three visits. Food was excellent. No problems here. They did run out of some items. Difficult to plan for this type of traffic. prices could be better for the locartion, Apopka, FL. Had the pick two on the last visit and was still hungry when I left. Glad I had a coupon.

  • Visited July 2012
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