Lyric and I are sitting and blogging from the new Panera Bread location in Pasadena. Have you done Panera Bread yet? Oh my...I first became enamored with this franchise while visiting Kristen and Annie in Virginia, and I've been faithfully watching their website ever since to see WHEN, not IF, they would be expanding into south Texas. In the meantime, I'm enjoying a new one here in California.
Did I mention that all Paneras are hot spots? So of course we're finishing up our lunch and going over calendars, business details, and emails over drink refills and two laptops. Yeah, pretty cool.
And in my last visit to the website, I discovered that at LAST there is a store open in San Antonio. Yes, it's on the opposite side of town from me (The Quarry, for you locals)...but I'm willing to drive a bit farther for Panera than I am for, say, Krispy Kreme. Oh, okay, there's a KK on the way back. We'll see about that. But for now, just take my word for it...for the best sandwiches, breads, bagels, etc. that you've ever sunk your teeth into, make sure you buy your new property and build your house within just a few feet of Panera.
Oh, and buy stock :-)