I noticed that the Strawberry Poppy seed and Chicken Salad was back recently at Panera Bread. Something was different though. There was the wording, “Signature Premium YP2 Up charge” and an additional price of $1.40 for the You Pick Two combination when getting either the Strawberry Poppyseed and Chicken Salad or the Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil. One question, why?
Can they really justify this? The Strawberry Poppyseed and Chicken Salad is already the most expensive salad(atleast here in NY) at $8.99. The Tomato, Mozzarella & Basil is $1.00 less but they quickly get it back when you “Pick Two”.
Now, I am not one to really complain. But about a year ago they started to “slim” down on the salads. I actually asked, “what happened to my salad”. I didn’t care for the response. But the end result is that they made me a new larger salad. So I was happy.
If someone can explain to me why they are adding charges now, I would love to hear why?
Oh, is the word “signature” is supposed to win us over? There is nothing signature about it. I don’t care how many marketing brainiacs you put into the Panera Think tank. The consumer is not stupid.