For those of you not familiar with Panera, here is a link to their website. Of course, if you’re not familiar with it then you probably don’t have a strong opinion to share.
I went to Panera today and ordered a bread bowl. As I put my order in, the food prep person called out to the order taker person that my order took the last bread bowl. No more bread bowls. Boy, did I breathe a sigh of relief. I would have been really sad not to get my bread bowl.
This did happen to me once before. Panera was out of bread bowls. I ordered soup in a non-edible bowl and got some bread on the side but it was a wholly disappointing experience.
I am sure there are people who consider themselves avid fans of Panera and yet have never ordered a bread bowl. There are lots of choices on the menu and if bread bowls just aren’t your thing, they could be out of bread bowls and you’d never notice.
For me, the bread bowl is the reason I go to Panera. I get in my car and think to myself “Oh boy! I’m going to get tomato soup in a bread bowl!” So, for me, for Panera to be out of bread bowls is analogous to McDonalds being out of burgers.
What do the rest of you think? Panera being out of bread bowls:
Like McDonalds being out of burgers?
More like Subway being out of avocados?
Somewhere in between?