Monday, September 26, 2011

Panera in DCUSA opens on Friday

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Sandwich time. Work inside the Panera on the Irving Street side of DCUSA (next to IHOP) has moved really quickly. I stopped by on Saturday and spoke to a worker there who was setting up, and he said they'll be open this Friday. The sign is up too.

Are you looking forward to it? I've never been but I know there are some Panera fans out there.

Here's a couple other shots of the interior.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am excited - they make a good sandwich - I like Uptowner but their sandwiches are small and expensive - at Panera you get your money's worth. Hmmm Sierra Turkey Sandwich - see you Friday!

Lauren McK said...

I'm amazed at how quickly this was built out. They are putting a Panera in Tenleytown and they have been building it since before anyone even knew this was a possibility for DCUSA.

Steven Miller said...

Panera is great for a quick, healthy bite. They were definitely a staple of mine in Silver Spring, MD and Fresno, CA.

Anonymous said...

What is going on with the one in Tennley? It seems to be under construction forever now.

Mark said...

I won't be patronizing Panera but, When they're done, could the building crew head over to lend a hand with Z Burger?

Andrew NCH said...

Haha, good call Mark.

Kirby said...

I'm very excited about Panera opening (and very surprised it's so soon, since they originally said November). Especially love their breakfast sandwiches, their soups, and some of their pastries and bagels. Mighty good stuff.

I said...

Their coffees are surprisingly good. My officemates have been increasingly getting coffee from there (Dupont Circle). I like their pastries and soups as well - what can I say, I'm happy about this new development in Columbia Heights.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully it doesn't wind up like the Columbia Heights Starbucks - disgustingly filthy and poor service.

Profchris said...

Ok I like Panera but why not put it on Georgia where there is plenty of cheap commercial space? Why mimic the leasing and concentration patterns that made the burbs so jacked here in what is still the Hood? Guess DCUSA still is calling in chits with the City...

Andrew NCH said...

Interesting idea, but I would guess big chains like this specifically look for concentrations and lots of foot traffic. There is way less on Georgia.

Anonymous said...

The sign on the door now says 6am on Monday...