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Feb 27, 2009 09:45 AM


Has anyone tried the new Panera on Centre Street, Thornhill? Any comments?

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  1. Is it part of the Panera chain?

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    1. re: GoodGravy

      Yes it is. Identical to those in the US, I believe. They make some good, substantial sandviches, but are a little pricey. It's sometimes hard to find a $5.00 lunch these days.

    2. My friend has been several times, says it's very good. I'm going to check it out myself.

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      1. re: Helen

        Fiji chicken salad is great,,,blue cheese, dried apple chips with a nice light apple dressing..

      2. Great place to have a coffee and sit for a while . Service is great . There is really no other place like Panera . Very comfortable , Food is good as well Free Wi Fi
        i love it there

        1. This place is fairly mediocre. I live right across the one in RIchmond Hill (Hillcrest Mall) and though the bread is fresh and baked there everyday, the quality of sandwiches are mediocre. The soups also seem store bought. Very disappointing considering the hype this place gets. Also, extremely over-priced. I rather go to the Sandwich Box. The prices are the same as panera but the quality is so much better in all sorts of ways

          1. Any word of one opening south of the 401? I ate at one in Savannah last summer and it was great. Nice variety of fresh breads and other baked goods. Didn't know it was a chain until I saw the one open in Thornhill.