Panera is charging almost $10 for a salad now. The portion sizes are WAYYYY SMALLER.
They stopped serving the salad in a larger box to putting it in a smaller clear bowl to make you think there's more food. Who do they think they're fooling? The bowl looks like the same amount but it's not, because the sides are round, it's cutting away space for salad thus, less portion size. Take a look at my attached photo of the tiny salad size I got 2 days ago.
And this is not only one location. I've experienced this at several Panera locations. I will not be going there back there for lunch anymore. I'm not paying $10 for just a salad or a turkey sandwich.
Without a drink. Oh, and don't get me started about the "Free Bagel promotion once in awhile"... First, their bagels are just bread made into a round shape. They're not really bagels and they are always stale.
I just want to let you know that if you decide to get cream cheese (which is only a 1 Tablespoon portion size) They charge you $1.38 in addition to your "free bagel". RIP OFF!