Panera Bread — high costs small portions
So, we weren't specifically looking to complain just curious if anyone else thought the prices were nuts or if it was just us. Just went to one for the first time. Agree with a number of others here, prices are out of hand. After reading a few of these we decided to post our experience as well. Here is our example: two cups of chicken noodle (4.19 a cup) and one turkey panini (8.59), total being 18.16 after 1.19 in tax (no drinks). Details: Monroeville PA, Check #525937, Order #537, 10/16/2012.
In summary the food was good but the prices were too high, we won't be going back for a good while. If the panini was larger for
9 dollars maybe but it wasn't anything special. Total size was about as long as a hot dog bun and not quite as wide as a regular piece of sandwich bread. It was cut in half and we each ate 1/2, had a little chuckle (at our expense) at how much each bite was costing us. Got the soup to go, a cup is a cup literally here, that said neither of the to-go cups were full.
We were excited to go but after our first visit have no clue why this place is so special, it was very busy. Maybe we just
didn't order the right things. The salads looked like they were bigger and some of the pastries looked good, not sure of
the prices of those items.