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.

4 Responses to “Signature Premium YP2 Upcharge at Panera Bread”

  1. KellyG says:

    Little by little they are turning into BIG Business. I have noticed that salad portion sizes are changing. Smaller portions for that money just wont fly!!

  2. Bill says:

    I don’t understand why they are charging more for their salads, every time I go into a Panera Bread it’s packed so its not like they aren’t doing well.

  3. Donna says:

    I love the salads at Panera Bread so I really hope they dont do this on a normal basis, the economy is bad enough right now and I would hate to choose another place to go to if the prices keep going up.

  4. Jani says:

    Heck I’d be happy if my salad was made larger too!! Hope the extra changes arent gonna be a common thing tho.

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