I don’t understand the love affair people have with Panera. I have one practically in my backyard. I’ve eaten at it once since it was built. I found it very mediocre.
Today, my co-workers wanted to go there. “Oh it’s my favorite place to eat” said They. Ok, so maybe I was wrong and that one time I was there was an off day. I will give it another shot.
I don’t get it. I’m not hard to please with food. The Chicken Salad was, at best, mediocre. I’ve had the soup in the bread bowl and I found it sorta nasty-ish.
What is it that I’m missing here? It must be the same, tragically unhipness thing I have that causes me to miss what’s so great about Starbucks. I do like the atmosphere at Starbucks. I like the Frappacino’s (on occasion) but coffee-wise? Give me Folger’s anyday over that stuff that never fails to leave an after-taste with me.
I tried, people…I really tried. I am hopeless in the Hip Department, I’m ‘fraid.