Someone in another review said that Braeda was a "poor imitation of Panera Bread". I think that adequately sums it up. On my recent visit to Braeda Fresh Express, I had a bland tasting chicken salad sandwich, but it was served with some really tasty, crisp french fries. My friend had the bread bowl soup, which looked to be canned, and slopped into a cheap bread bowl.
If you're going to compete in the soup/salad/sandwich world, you really need to make a quality product. It was *okay*, but Braeda could've been much better than it was.