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“Great meeting spot”
Review of Panera Bread

Panera Bread
Ranked #40 of 59 Restaurants in Middletown
Description: From focusing on quality, clean ingredients to serving our food to you in a warm and welcoming environment, Panera Bread is committed to being an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. You don't have to compromise to eat well. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary Wi-Fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Middletown is here with warmth and welcome. Panera Bread. Food as it should be.
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Description: From focusing on quality, clean ingredients to serving our food to you in a warm and welcoming environment, Panera Bread is committed to being an ally to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. You don't have to compromise to eat well. Whether you want to come in and enjoy a coffee and our complimentary Wi-Fi , or order online using Rapid Pick-Up so you can grab something quickly, Panera Bread Middletown is here with warmth and welcome. Panera Bread. Food as it should be.
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Great place to meet before work as they open early. Staff is always very pleasant and as usual let you sit for as long as you like. As always, free wifi.

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Thank jrzygrl1954
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This Panera is located in a busy shopping mall and always appears busy. The staff are good at keeping up with the crowds and the place is always clean. The quality of their coldcuts does not appear to be as good as it used to be, however the food is still good. Their bread is always delicious.

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Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 8 May 2017

A group of about 10 of us frequent the Panera Bread in Middletown, NJ daily. The manager, Lisa, is a very gracious host. She makes sure the coffee is fresh, and the breads are ready to go. The staff goes out of its way to stop by and say hello to make sure that we are satisfied. the catering kitchen, run by Charlene, does an outstanding job. Thank you . Well done.

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Reviewed 17 December 2016

I like the Panera chain because it is consistent. No matter what town you are in, even out of state, everything is always as expected. I like the idea that they can offer different sizes of soups, salads, and sandwiches. They also can tell you the number of calories and other things about each dish if you need to know for health reasons.The food is delicious and the cold tea choices are always fantastic. It's not fast food, in the sense that it is healthy, but the price for one person for lunch could be $12, on average. They seem to move people along pretty quickly in the Middletown location, but the Shrewsbury location seems to have a longer wait from ordering to receiving the food at the counter. There's no waitress service.
The only thing that I can say negative, is that the restrooms are always disgusting. One toilet never flushes properly and it's nauseating to see residuals from previous patrons after you finish a meal. It's the same way in the Shrewsbury, NJ location.
They are always very busy at lunch time and need to check the restrooms periodically. In general, the restrooms seem dirty. I have to knock the review down one rating because of this, otherwise they would have been rated "very good".

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Thank 201Ang
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

The food is okay--coffee is expensive, hot water for tea isn't as hot as it should be. The pastries LOOK wonderful but I have learned they don't taste as good as they look. If you want to sit and chat with friends, it is great but the food is just so-so.

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Thank patsmom75
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