New Panera Bread location makes Mesa debut

If salads are what you're after, look no further: Panera Bread has added a new location at 1705 S. Stapley Drive.

The business, which has locations in the Boston, Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Phoenix metro areas, serves up fast-casual cuisine. On the menu, look for flatbreads, sandwiches, soups and breakfast items. 

The new locale has made a good impression thus far, with a 3.5-star rating out of two reviews on Yelp.

Beyonce P., who was among the first Yelpers to review the new spot on Sept. 7, wrote, "Wonderful. I wish I could give more stars. This place is so clean. The staff is very friendly and took time to show us how to get Panera rewards."

And Junior S. wrote, "The food was excellent. Definitely will be back."

Swing on by to take a peek for yourself: Panera Bread is open from 6 a.m.–10 p.m. daily.

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