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Panera for lunch -- NEVER AGAIN!

Bob W | Sep 21, 2009 07:06 AM

Saturday I was in a hurry, so against my better judgment I hit Panera at the Leesburg Corner (VA) Factory Outlets for lunch. I tried the new Napa Chicken Salad Sandwich. The Napa Chicken Salad has almonds and sounded good.

For $6.89 I got a puny sandwich and a small bag of chips. The chicken salad was fine, but the value was utterly lacking.

Once again, Panera promises more than it delivers. They must want you to be so hungry that you'll buy a pastry.

BTW, this Panera is part of a "murderer's row" that also includes Bob Evans and TGIFridays. If there are three worse choices for non-breakfast, I'd like to see them.

And for those who might find themselves at the outlets, the food court in the outlets is even worse. Try the Blue Ridge Grill, which is just a few minutes away.

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