Panera Bread no longer blocks Bladeforums?

MSCantrell

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Anybody else noticed that Panera Bread no longer prevents access to BladeForums.com?

Good deal :thumbup:
Mike
 
I loved Pantera, one of the best bands out there. Bread, now, they stunk.
 
Did Panera Bread block Bladeforums, or did some content rating system automatically block Bladeforums for them? They may have had customers complain and then manually put Bladeforums.com into a list of domains not to block.
 
A new corporate filter was installed at my wife's place of employ, and it blocks things that were never blocked before.
 
Did Panera Bread block Bladeforums, or did some content rating system automatically block Bladeforums for them? They may have had customers complain and then manually put Bladeforums.com into a list of domains not to block.

I remember sending a letter to their head office about it when it first happened to me. Maybe I wasn't the only one. ;) Good to hear.
 
I had Panera Bread once. Kind of chewy if you asked me. I prefer rye.
 
Rye is OK, but a good Wheater, like Old Fitzgerald, or Maker's mark, now THAT'S good Whiskey!
 
Rye is OK, but a good Wheater, like Old Fitzgerald, or Maker's mark, now THAT'S good Whiskey!

You're right. Goes down smoother than panera.
 
They were still blocking both bladeforums and knifeforums about 2 months ago, I tried them on a friends laptop PC while there.

As MSCantrell said, it was because of the content.

Hopefully they have changed that!
 
I've gone to Panera Bread a number of times, and I can't figure out why people line up like sheep to buy manufactured baked goods made from dough that is barely a notch above what pops out of those refrigerator Pillsbury Dough Boy cans. Which is just about what it is...

Once, just for fun, I asked the manager how much flour they go through in a day making all that stuff, and what time in the morning do they start. He looked at me like I was from the moon and then told me they get all their dough pre-made and delivered in a truck and then they cook it.

So that's why the place smells good, I guess. (Unless what we smell is really an aroma spray that's automatically dispensed.)

He claimed it was better that what could be made from scratch. Yeah right, maybe better than what can be made by some minimum wage slackers that don't know anything about the craft of baking.

Panera is the McDonald's (or worse) of bakeries, and we're tricked and conditioned into thinking it's homemade the old-fashion way. Too bad the small independent coffee shops / bakeries can't afford to stay in business; I for one would gladly pay a little extra. Too many Starbucks, Paneras, McDonalds and WalMarts. America just eats it up, and most people are too stupid to even wonder why there's no quality anymore; there's a whole generation of slackers that don't even know the difference.

Rant over.
 
What have they been cutting the bread with? Not the evil knife I hope.
 
My first wife and I scrimped and saved one time to go to the 98 cent burger joint, we were that broke at the time. We had like $12. We were the only people in the store at the time. We ordered, my wife went to sit down and I waited at the counter for the food. I happen to look down and there was a $100 bill looking up at me from the ground. I scooped it up, changed the order to go, and we left. Got to the car, it was 2 c-notes folded together. We ate steak that night. The bread was delicious.
 
I've gone to Panera Bread a number of times, and I can't figure out why people line up like sheep to buy manufactured baked goods made from dough that is barely a notch above what pops out of those refrigerator Pillsbury Dough Boy cans. Which is just about what it is...

Once, just for fun, I asked the manager how much flour they go through in a day making all that stuff, and what time in the morning do they start. He looked at me like I was from the moon and then told me they get all their dough pre-made and delivered in a truck and then they cook it.

So that's why the place smells good, I guess. (Unless what we smell is really an aroma spray that's automatically dispensed.)

He claimed it was better that what could be made from scratch. Yeah right, maybe better than what can be made by some minimum wage slackers that don't know anything about the craft of baking.

Panera is the McDonald's (or worse) of bakeries, and we're tricked and conditioned into thinking it's homemade the old-fashion way. Too bad the small independent coffee shops / bakeries can't afford to stay in business; I for one would gladly pay a little extra. Too many Starbucks, Paneras, McDonalds and WalMarts. America just eats it up, and most people are too stupid to even wonder why there's no quality anymore; there's a whole generation of slackers that don't even know the difference.

Rant over.


*claps*

Nice rant. :]
 
I've gone to Panera Bread a number of times, and I can't figure out why people line up like sheep to buy manufactured baked goods made from dough that is barely a notch above what pops out of those refrigerator Pillsbury Dough Boy cans. Which is just about what it is...

Once, just for fun, I asked the manager how much flour they go through in a day making all that stuff, and what time in the morning do they start. He looked at me like I was from the moon and then told me they get all their dough pre-made and delivered in a truck and then they cook it.

So that's why the place smells good, I guess. (Unless what we smell is really an aroma spray that's automatically dispensed.)

He claimed it was better that what could be made from scratch. Yeah right, maybe better than what can be made by some minimum wage slackers that don't know anything about the craft of baking.

Panera is the McDonald's (or worse) of bakeries, and we're tricked and conditioned into thinking it's homemade the old-fashion way. Too bad the small independent coffee shops / bakeries can't afford to stay in business; I for one would gladly pay a little extra. Too many Starbucks, Paneras, McDonalds and WalMarts. America just eats it up, and most people are too stupid to even wonder why there's no quality anymore; there's a whole generation of slackers that don't even know the difference.

Rant over.

Within three blocks of where I work are two deli's, a balkan market, three bakeries, and they're all great. When I take the bus to work I'll occasionally buy a loaf of Calabrese from the Adriatic bakery, and it's really good home made bread. I just wish that the adriatic place carried croissants all the time, because when they make them, man are they ever good.

I love small shops, bakeries, deli's, pizza joints and tiny sushi bars, that's where the good stuff is, and they'll stay in business as long as people appreciate quality.
 
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