Panera Bread is a very popular eartery not only around New Jersey but all over the nation. There are 80 Panera Bread locations in New Jersey. Only one dine in location here in Ocean County, but that may soon change?


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There are 2,173 Panera Bread locations around the nation, so as you can see it is a very popular restauarant with some unique menu choices. According to Fast Food Nutrition, the most popular item on the Panera Bread menu is the broccoli cheddar soup. That does sound good. From a look at their list most of the top 10 items are soups at Panera Bread.

In addition to the broccoli cheddar soup, other items in their top 10 most popular include thai chicken soup, cream of chicken and wild rice soup, chicken sandwich, tomato soup, chicken noodle soup, mediterranean veggie sandwich, and Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken.

What is your favorite at Panera Bread? Share your top picks for Panera Bread menu items.


Shawn Mihaels
Shawn Michaels


Above is the location that I am assuming will be the next Panera Bread in Ocean County. Right along Route 72 in Manahawkin, next to the newly built Chick-Fil-A in Stafford Township. No word yest as to when this location could begin work or when it may be compleated. It will add to a fantastic selection of eateries now in Southern Ocean County, one of the fatest growing areas at the Jersey Shore.

This will definately be a very busy location with Panera Bread and Chick-Fil-A teaming up for this stop. Have you visited the new Chick-Fil-A? We enjoyed the Manahawkin location.


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