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Restaurant Critic & Food Blogger
White Marsh, MD
Aaah, Panera Bread. When I hear their name I think about all those commercials that they spend millions of dollars touting freshness. Well, to be really honest, let's point out the facts here. Panera Bread is not a local food establishment, Panera Bread is a multinational corporation that wants to make lots of profit. To achieve this, they must buy in bulk to get the lowest price and use as little labor as possible to keep expenses down.
Now keep in mind that all the food products they order may not turnover as fast as they would like but at the same token they are not going to throw the food products out.
We were having a meeting and the boss decided to order lunch from Panera. Menu was ok so I ordered the 10 vegetable soup and a spinach salad. It was delivered on time nice wrapped in plastic containers. The soup was ok, they probably opened a ready made can of vegetable soup and the spinach salad was ok but the dressing was very delicious. If you read my other blogs, you would know that companies are making their sauces really taste good.
Finished everything but shortly after, my stomach was saying, help me! I wasn't feeling very good. Needless to say it was probably spinach gone bad.
Am I surprised? Absolutely not. Can we do anything about it? yes, not go there.
But the real reason should be to emphasize quality of food then finding all different was to present the food. When I say quality, downsize the menu to focus on those entrees that are selling good. All other entrees discontinue, because your customers will pay for it in the end and leave a bad impression. The public is aware of what's going on.
Be smart. The food is institutionalized food!
Rating on scale of 1-5 I give them a "1"
By Chef Woo Can at www.chefwoocan.com
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