Friday, June 27, 2014

Panera coming to SouthPark mall

Panera Bread said this week it will open a new restaurant inside SouthPark mall's food court.

The company said the store will open in October. The Panera will be about 1,200 square feet. Here's what Panera had to say about itself in a news release:

"With its identity rooted in handcrafted, freshly-baked, artisan bread, Panera Bread is committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Highlighted by antibiotic-free chicken, whole grain bread, select organic and all-natural ingredients and a menu with zero grams added trans fat, Panera’s bakery-cafe selection offers flavorful, wholesome offerings. The menu includes a variety of year-round favorites to complement seasonal items and breads baked fresh daily in each bakery-cafe by skilled bakers."

The company already has a store on Fairview Road, down the block from SouthPark mall, so there will be plenty of Panera access for those nearby.