One of the first restaurants to open at Brannon Crossing was Panera Bread. Walking in, you are greeted by the warm mustard-colored walls and a basket full of the free sample of the day. Behind a small glass barrier sits mountains of delectable treats and a wall full of bread and bagels. Everyone behind the counter is quick to greet you and take your order. For this day I took my 2-year-old son out for an early lunch.
For his meal my son wanted the grilled cheese, which was served on white whole grain bread for $3.69. The sandwich was typical for a grilled cheese. His favorite part of the meal was the squeezable yogurt, and the apple juice, both of which were organic.
For my meal I tried one of the new breakfast sandwiches at $3.49. I had my choice between egg and cheese with the addition of apple wood bacon or sausage. I chose the bacon, egg, and cheese. The sandwich was served on grilled ciabatta bread with white cheddar. I found the cheddar to be overpowering and the sandwich a bit dry. I would consider this sandwich only if you are looking for a hot breakfast item you can eat on the run.