This is a sponsored post by Panera and these opinions are 100% my own.
Being that I have 4 kids and a husband who works a lot, it's not very often I get the opportunity to get out alone with my girlfriends.
We recently had to opportunity to head over to our local Panera Bread to enjoy some much needed catch up time.
I like to meet my girlfriends for lunch at Panera, not only due to the delicious food but the atmosphere as well. We are guaranteed not to be the only women there meeting for lunch or enjoying some time to ourselves.
Due to the fact that I am currently trying to lose some much needed weight, Panera Bread offers some of my favorite lunches ( or dinners ) on their You Pick 2 Menu.
Being able to pick from soup, half salad, half sandwich and flatbread gives me so many options. From the delicious Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad with the Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread to the Bacon Turkey Bravo and Broccoli Cheddar Soup the possibilities are really endless.
Panera offers at least 10 different types of soups, 7 which are available on different days. When we visited Panera Bread, I couldn't wait to try the Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad. It was so delicious, however mine was missing the quinoa. All I needed to do was ask and they quickly made me an entire new salad. With kalamata olives, kale and almonds this salad is perfect as a half salad with the You Pick 2.
My friend's You Pick 2 included the Italian Combo and the French Onion soup which she said was amazing.
Everything was perfect during our visit to Panera Bread. The staff makes you feel welcomed and if you have any issues they are quick to rectify.
I cannot wait to go back with my girlfriend and enjoy some great food in a great atmosphere.