What Panera Means To Us
Hi we’re Koo Koo Kanga Roo and we love eating at Panera Bread!
We’re a touring band and we make our living by playing live events all over the place. That means for weeks at a time we dine at restaurants and bars. Those meals can be wonderful and delicious! But most of the time we’re looking at greasy, fried food that is best consumed in moderation. Over the last few years we’ve made a point of dining at Panera Bread when we’re on the road, and with over 2,000 locations across the county, they’re easy to find!
Panera Bread gets a bad “wrap.” Its the punchline in a joke about homogenized, suburban culture. But for us, its a more than a chain where moms eat after shopping at Old Navy. Here are three reason why we choose Panera Bread.
While on tour, it is very easy to eat junk all day everyday. Pizza, burgers and chicken fingers are undeniably delicious but also pretty bad for your body. Sometimes we are faced with a choice between convenience and quality, healthy food, with Panera we get both. Also, Panera has a large, constantly evolving menu of food that allows everyone to get what they want. It’s nice to be able to eat a delicious meal that doesn’t leave you feeling bloated and guilty.
While on the road, every day is different. Each day we drive to a new city, sleep in a different bed, and do our jobs in totally unique spaces. For the most part, this is fun and exciting. But sometimes we crave something familiar. In these moments we run into the welcoming, consistent arms of Panera Bread, where a nice healthy meal awaits us.
Finally, caffeine is critical to our everyday lives and getting through long days of travel. While Panera’s coffee will never be mistaken for a single-origin Kenyan pour over, it is above-average and plentiful. When we have time to kill, Panera bread is our preferred destination for setting up shop with our laptops, a bakery item and some coffee.
Now you have an idea of why we love Panera Bread. In fact, we’re so enthusiastic about it, that we have created this blog in order to review food items and post other thoughts about the chain during our fall tour. So follow along as we pay tribute to the finest fast casual establishment in all the land.”