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We dont need no stinking money ..
Panera Bread socialist "pay if you want" restaurants go belly up ... the socialist idea was to provide meals at 5 locations where people could pay what they could "afford" ..... well... it seems 'students' and the homeless took advantage of that option, and after 9 years... OOOOPSIE, the restaurants were forced to close ... oh, where were these at you may ask... in the liberal bastion of Portland .....
"The Portland-based Panera Cares was reportedly only recouping between 60 and 70 percent of its total costs," Eater's Brenna Houck wrote. "The losses were attributed to students who 'mobbed' the restaurant and ate without paying, as well as homeless patrons who visited the restaurant for every meal of the week. The location eventually limited the homeless to 'a few meals a week.'"
more at link ..^^
Liberalism is a mental disorder...........
Whoever's bright idea that was should get a swift kick in the balls.
How could they have survived 9 years giving away food ??
They raided local dumpsters...
the owner of Panera, Ron Shaich — the company's founder and former CEO 'prolly had to keep funneling money into these 5 locations ....
"The program, Panera Cares, was initially created to serve food to low-income people nine years ago in 2010. The concept was a pay-what-you-want business model in which patrons visiting the restaurant could eat for a donation." .. (from the original article) ^^
Here in Manitowoc, Wi a new Panera Bread just finished building a new building and the doors just opened for business. The first I've ever heard of them.
They are to sandwiches and soups as what Starbuks is to coffee
How did they pay for it? Just like socialists always do...they raised the prices on everyone else.
I hope they go bankrupt.
No good deed goes unpunished.
I ate at one once, don’t think I’ll ever go back to one. Way overpriced for what you get and didn’t even taste very good.
"They are to sandwiches and soups as what Starbuks is to coffee"
In other words, mediocre food at the price you would expect to pay for good food - just what yuppies seen to relish.
Do they burn their sandwiches like Starbucks burn their beans?
I like Starbuck's coffee, but I just buy the beans and make it myself. Buying hot Starbucks at a shop is ridiculous.
As far as Panera, I ate there once. Was a pretty good sandwhich, but I try to stay away from sandwiches nowadays. Too many carbs make me fat.
I dont step foot in either .......
I'm not impressed with their sandwiches.... Over priced plain paper bag sandwich. And the bread.... there are so many better artisan types at a better price.
Wow, rough crowd, LOL.
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I like Panera Bread. Really, a lunch sandwich deal is not that much more than eating at McDonalds.
Plus they have Pasta Bowls, etc.
I have complained to them once about the size of a serving on a special they were offering. Panera Corporate sent me a letter apologizing, and refunded my money.
They have a great choice of salads, too.
I would choose Panera over Subway, or any other fast food.
We used to eat there on a regular basis and then a half dozen years ago or so they changed the menu and now there's nothing there that I want to eat. Half the sh*t they put on their sandwiches I either can't pronounce or don't know what the hell it is. No thanks. I'll just get a McChicken for under $2.00. Add a senior coffee and I got lunch for under $3.00.
There is one a block away from us. We went a few times when they opened. Mostly yuppie food, overpriced and not that good. They have one breakfast sandwich that my wife likes but otherwise it is a waste. I am glad that the leftists proved, once again, that their commiE policies are unsustainable failures.
There is Panera Bread not far from Cabelas in Delaware. Stopped there a few times and I thought the food was good. It was expensive though. We normally stop at the Texas Roadhouse and that is really good.
The other thing I hear so much about is Krispy Cream donuts. Any place near here their donuts suck when compared to Dunkin' Donuts.
The best is Flash Crabcake company. It is a truck that can be found near Baltimore and they make the best crabcake sandwich in the country. A man and his wife have been doing crab cakes for 38 years. $13 a sandwich but really good.