Posted: Mar 5, 2011 6:58 PM by Jessica Armstrong (DL)
Updated: Mar 5, 2011 9:27 PM
The lines were out the door at Panera Bread's grand opening Saturday. The restaurant and bakery off of Madonna Road opened at 6 a.m. after a private party for investors Friday night.
It is the first store in San Luis Obispo County and residents we spoke with say it did not disappoint.
"I was pretty stoked because I like bagels and it's always nice to have different places to go to lunch and sit outside," said Pam Pickering, who lives in San Luis Obispo. "I like it, I like that they have salads and soups and breakfasts, coffee, smoothie so it's got a good selection."
Panera Bread also brings 75 new jobs to San Luis Obispo. The store is owned by former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson. He also owns the Panera Bread in Santa Maria.
PLEASE HELP US MODERATE COMMENTS
Offensive or inappropriate comments are subject to removal. To report a comment, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and include the name of the story and information on the comment.
Thank you! KSBY.com
Get deals up to 80% off here!
Find the lowest gas prices in your area
Submit your photos to KSBY
Check out our calendar of events
Watch Daybreak Web Videos in full
Save with Hot Deals across our counties!
Events across the Central Coast
Follow The CW5 on Facebook.
The KSBY online public file.
What do you think? Leave us your feedback.
KSBY is your official CA Lottery station for San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties