Two TikTokers recently went viral for denouncing Panera’s bread quality of food.
TikToker Kristina (@itskristinamf) received over a million views after she explained why she asks for extra salad dressing when ordering from Panera Bread. In the video posted Oct. 26, she says Panera Bread “fell off” and showed viewers a barely-filled cup of salad dressing.
“It’s deceptive, that’s it,” says Kristina. “There’s no shit in here.”
@itskristinamf ♬ Original sound – Kristina
Users agreed that Panera bread is no longer “it” and commented on the declining food quality.
One viewer wrote, “Someone once said it was overpriced canteen food and I never went back.”
Kristina replied, “I don’t care what people say but they’re pulling that shit now.”
However, one commenter claiming to be a Panera Bread worker stated: “I work there. They tell us to barely fill it because it’s technically only supposed to be an ounce of dressing for the nutritional information to be correct.”
The TikToker then replied, “Oz of dressing, they need to change diet.”
Another video from TikToker garnered over 256,000 views as she shared an issue with her Panera Bread sandwich order.
In a video TikToker Kerri (@kerriedawayinnyc) posted on Nov. 13, she asks how she was served the quality of the meal she received for $8.19, and credits Panera Bread in the caption.
@kerriedawayinnyc Ok @Panera Bread I know the economy is a bit shaky, but how is a 1/2 sandwich that looks like this worth $8.19? I decide to treat myself to a late kid-free lunch, and it just isn’t. #panerabread #overpriced #qualitycheck #longisland #ny #nyc #newyork #candycrush10 #YellowstoneTV #ChevyEVSongContest #dobetter ♬ Original sound – Kerri From The Block
“Ok @PaneraBread I know the economy is a bit shaky but how is half a sandwich that looks like this worth $8.19?” reads the caption. “I decided to treat myself to a late kid-free lunch, and it just isn’t it.”
Many commenters shared their frustration and gave their opinion on Panera Bread’s recent quality and price.
One user wrote, “Panera is one step away from hospital food.”
“Things have really gone downhill with Panera Bread,” commented another user. “Not only the smaller portions and higher prices, but also the quality suffers.”
The Daily Dot contacted Kristina and Panera Bread via email, and Kerri via TikTok comment.
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*Initial publication: November 19, 2022 3:58 pm CST
Linda Hamilton is a freelance reporter at The Daily Dot. She has published writing in ORANGE Magazine and appeared on Texas Student Television.
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