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Opening day jitters at Panera

ebchower | Jul 31, 2012 05:48 AM

The Panera Bread at Brunswick Square Mall opened today so I stopped in for breakfast. The entrance door had about 4 inches of play and would budge no more. I walked into it and hit my leg hard. Ouch. I didn't even get inside and I'm already maimed. I hobbled up to the counter to order a sandwich (to go, in order to minimize risk of more injuries.)

They gave me a pager, and the manager came over and gave me a thermos for being one of their first 200 customers. My pager never went off, and after a while I noticed an egg sandwich sitting on the counter getting cold. My name was on the receipt and it was on a plate, i.e. not to go. I told a line cook that it was mine and took it. I'm all for the local businesses, but this beats my usual bacon and eggs on a poppy seed from the bagel shop.

So I at my sandwich and departed, but not without another unfortunate encounter with my old nemesis, the door. It doesn't take to being pushed anymore than being pulled. I pushed it several inches before it stopped, then I walked into it and spilled scalding hot coffee on myself. You may want to wait a while before stopping in as Murphy's law is in full effect.

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