Monday, November 17, 2008

One stop shopping for bread and mattresses

Panera Bread opened a new bakery-cafe in Glendale this week, its third in Queens.

Panera’s newest store is located at 73-25 Woodhaven Blvd., just south of Metropolitan Avenue. Its other two stores are in Long Island City and Little Neck.

Panera prides itself on providing “a friendly welcoming feel and a coffehouse atmosphere,” while serving up far more than just bread — everything from breakfast souffles and salads to sandwiches and soup. The many varieties of bread are cooked in a stone hearth.

There’s never any trans fat at Panera, and there’s always free high-speed Internet access.


If you want to see a photo of Community Board 6 District Manager Frank Gulluscio and City Councilman Anthony Como holding a phallic piece of bread, click here.

41 comments:

Anonymous said...

There bread, and pastries are shipped in before they bake it.Hunters point would like one on every block In the lobby of there cultural center condo villas.Let Starbucks and Panera duke it out.

Anonymous said...

You mean Panera serves parbaked crap? And the yuppies in FoHi can't get enough of it?

ya think? said...

All the baking is done on premise and the staff cares about their customers..what shallow lives to think only yuppies appreciate good service and food..Let's see ..what else can the unhappy bloggers complain about ...Oh yeah - Dennis Gallagher ate there...better?

Anonymous said...

Full Chicken Bacon Dijon on Country Bread, 13.5 oz
910 calories, 35g fat

Anonymous said...

This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING".

Anonymous said...

This blog should be renamed: "Doesn't drink the Kool-Aid."

Sourdough Soup Bowl, 8 oz
590 calories, 2.5g fat

Anonymous said...

Almost forgot the 1,210mg sodium on the last one...

Anonymous said...

Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, 4.5 oz
430 calories, 8g fat

Anonymous said...

Cobblestone Sweet Roll, 7 oz
650 calories, 13g fat

Anonymous said...

Full Italian Combo on Ciabatta, 17.75 oz
1070 calories, 50g fat, 19g saturated fat

Wade Nichols said...

"One stop shopping for bread and mattresses in Glendale."

As opposed to one stop shopping for bread and circuses throughout New York City, compliments of Emperor Michaelius Flatulenius Bloombergius.

Panera is only mildly yuppie. I've eaten in one in Ohio, and it's a decent place. Better then most of the crummy ethnic restaurants that the Foodies love to rave about.

italian girl said...

Full Chicken Bacon Dijon on Country Bread, 13.5 oz
910 calories, 35g fat

Sourdough Soup Bowl, 8 oz
590 calories, 2.5g fat

Cinnamon Crunch Bagel, 4.5 oz
430 calories, 8g fat

Cobblestone Sweet Roll,
650 calories, 13g fat

Full Italian Combo on Ciabatta, 17.75 oz 1070 calories, 50g fat, 19g saturated fat


Hey anonymous, do you work for Panera? Stop posting items from the menu. You're making me hungry.

Anonymous said...

Where's the photo of Como slapping two pounds of butter on the loaf and then shoving it down his ample wife's pie hole?

Tony C said...

"This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING"."

Amen to that.

Wade Nichols said...

This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING".

Not everyone has a trust fund, lives in a doorman building, sends their children to a private school, and then pontificates on the wonders of diversity like you probably do.

That's why we complain! If I could shelter myself from the dregs of society, I'd have a sunny outlook also.

Anonymous said...

For anyone who--you know--makes a food choice based on something more than the 'bad' items on a menu...http://www.thedailyplate.com/nutrition-calories/food/panera-bread

Queens Crapper said...

Or you could just go to Panera's website and see all the foods for yourself.

Are these folks required to label their food in the store?

Anonymous said...

This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING".

I second that!

I guess you'd be all smiles if they sold egg creams and pretzle rods like the good old days.
After you're done complaning here, why don't you shoot dirty looks to kids walking too close to your lawns and kick some little dogs.

Anonymous said...

And complaining about complainers makes you the biggest whiner of all.

Go over to Forest Hills 72 or better yet - Queens Central.

Anonymous said...

and complaining about someone complaining about complainers makes you confusing!

italian girl said...

"Full Italian Combo on Ciabatta, 17.75 oz 1070 calories, 50g fat, 19g saturated fat"

50g fat? Really?

HOLY CRAP!

panzer65 said...

Could have expanded Woodhaven lanes instead of this yuppie crap hole!

Anonymous said...

Emperor Michaelius Flatulenius Bloombergius.


hahahahahahehehehehehehohohoho

snake plissskin said...

This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING".


This blog should be renamed: "The Most Aware People in Queens Who Love to Think For Themselves and Hate Bullshit from the pols and media."

Anonymous said...

"This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING".

That is absolutely, 100% correct.

this buildings's ugly
there are too many immigrants
too many bikes
my life sucks
politicians suck
waah waah waah

Anonymous said...

*Panera is only mildly yuppie. I've eaten in one in Ohio, and it's a decent place. Better then most of the crummy ethnic restaurants that the Foodies love to rave about.
Sorry Wade.Five major cities ive been through in the last 8 years, and going past new typical condo buildings there was a Panera.Not a bad chain, but im sure it has tons of preservatives being that there a massive chain and dont make much on site.
*Not everyone has a trust fund, lives in a doorman building, sends their children to a private school, and then pontificates on the wonders of diversity like you probably do.
But thats damn true.The white flight with stuffed pockets cant decide where to eat and thats the dilemma for the day.Most people might actually worry about the bills and the world around them rather than just themselves.Guess Ill try a lifestyle manager then I wont be so bitter.HaHa

Anonymous said...

**I guess you'd be all smiles if they sold egg creams and pretzle rods like the good old days.
After you're done complaning here, why don't you shoot dirty looks to kids walking too close to your lawns and kick some little dogs.
No mister.I prefer an independent bakery with less fatty foods, made with few ingredients making it tasty and original.The area by Kaufman Astoria studios with the Panera and Starbucks within 2 blocks of each other looks like thousands of other places on earth. Oh I love dogs too.You might prefer purebred French bulldogs or pugs which is fine but the shelters are full of wonderful mutts also that need a home.Theres still many great family run Italian bakerys.

Anonymous said...

and complaining about someone complaining about complainers makes you confusing!

Maybe thats the funny circle of complaining.Or maybe we agree that chain bakeries acting as unique bakeries\sandwhich shops are really not because there all over the U.S.
NYC,especially the boroughs have some of the best food in the country.Thats changing i guess. Maybe yuppies appreciate real forced happy service with a nice uniform.(no offense panera workers.Im sure you understand but maybe not some customers)Its like walking past a real exellent local pizza shop in Brooklyn,Staten Island,or Queens and going to Pizza hut or Dominoes.Some Staten island pizza is great.No complaining.

Anonymous said...

Maybe you should stop being jealous of young people who make more money than you because they are hard-working, educated people with professional careers.

Anonymous said...

No one is jealous of a vapid lifestyle. Most Queens folk on the Internet also have college degrees or are in the process of obtaining one, despite popular belief to the contrary.

Anonymous said...

yeah, really, what happened to the "if you can make it here, you'll make it anywhere" mentality? has commercialism absolutely killed the american dream in NYC, or it is just realized now by owners of chain stores established elsewhere first and imported here?

Jason in Kew Gardens said...

Let them eat bread!

Anonymous said...

This blog should be renamed: "The Most Bitter People in Queens Who Love to Complain About EVERYTHING".

Lol,

You nailed it.what a bunch of ignorant hate mongers.

Anonymous said...

**I guess you'd be all smiles if they sold egg creams and pretzle rods like the good old days.
After you're done complaning here, why don't you shoot dirty looks to kids walking too close to your lawns and kick some little dogs.
No mister.I prefer an independent bakery with less fatty foods, made with few ingredients making it tasty and original.The area by Kaufman Astoria studios with the Panera and Starbucks within 2 blocks of each other looks like thousands of other places on earth. Oh I love dogs too.You might prefer purebred French bulldogs or pugs which is fine but the shelters are full of wonderful mutts also that need a home.Theres still many great family run Italian bakerys.**

My reply wasn't meant to advocate the kicking of small dogs or scowling at angry kids. It was more of a generalized send up of the bad tempered grumpy old guy made popular by Hollywood movies.
I have nothing against Italian Bakeries or any family run bakeries for that matter.
Honestly, I'm not crazy about dogs, however, if I were to get one, I would go the shelter route...come to think of it, we have alot in common.
What say we bury the hatchet and I buy you a coffee and danish? How's Panera sound?

Wade Nichols said...

What say we bury the hatchet and I buy you a coffee and danish? How's Panera sound?

Sure. I'd like the mango smoothie, and a salad. What time shall we meet?

Anonymous said...

What say we bury the hatchet and I buy you a coffee and danish? How's Panera sound?

Sure. I'd like the mango smoothie, and a salad. What time shall we meet?**

ok wade...you killed it...thanks

Anonymous said...

What say we bury the hatchet and I buy you a coffee and danish? How's Panera sound?

Sure. I'd like the mango smoothie, and a salad. What time shall we meet?**

ok wade...you killed it...thanks

Anonymous said...

*You nailed it.what a bunch of ignorant hate mongers.
No NO No.See your just calling names like a three year old and it makes you sound ignorant because you cant defend a chain store.Im saying I prefer Independent stores, bakeries, etc.Im not jealous either and Im working a job thats makes me enough, maybe more than Panera which is based out of every state in the U.S.
*It was more of a generalized send up of the bad tempered grumpy old guy made popular by Hollywood movies.
Come on now buddy dont generalize people who care about how there neighborhood has forcefully changed.Now go have yourselves some pseudo Artisan sandwhich's, a artificially flavored coffee, and put your head in the clouds pretending to read the NY Times.

Anonymous said...

Honestly, I'm not crazy about dogs, however, if I were to get one, I would go the shelter route...come to think of it, we have alot in common.
Well Im crazy about dogs and my second job is taking care of dogs.
Ill have a Sumatra coffee and Veggie sandwhich.

artful dodd-ger said...

Sure. I'd like the mango smoothie, and a salad. What time shall we meet?

THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT, WADE. STILL WAITN...

Jane said...

UNHAPPY PEOPLE HAVE TO LASH OUT AT SOMEONE OR SOMETHING...SO THEY COME HERE. I RATHER THESE FOLKS GET IT OUT HERE THAN ACTULLY HURT OTHERS. EXAGGERATING? I do not think so, this negative Bull Sh*@!~
that spreads here is uglier than any building in Queens!