Panera: I don't get it!
Why do people seem to love Panera? The bagels are tough and resemble hockey pucks by day's end, the soup is overly salty and any sandwich I've ever had was dripping with mayo or oil. Not good eats.
This morning I was on my way back from an assignment in Montgomery, so I stopped at the one in Kenwood. Bad idea. Multigrain bagel wasn't bad, but the low-fat veggie cream cheese was awful!
Have you ever tried it? Even the Philadelphia version has bits of "real" veggies (minuscule but nonetheless present). This stuff was chock full of dried vegetables that were really chewy, and the only flavor/smell I could discern was pea. I thankfully only put it on one bite to try it so my bagel was not ruined.
Oh, and while I'm complaining, the soy cappuccino I'm drinking is cloyingly sweet.
Are you a Panera fan?