Today we had lunch catered from Panera Bread in Stroudsburg which is part of the new set of stores located on Route 611.Â If you haven’t driven by recently the new shopping center consists of Panera Bread, Best Buy, Borders, Old Navy, Petsmart and…I forget the other one :\
Anyway, lunch was terrific – it was a meal for 5 but could easily feed 10 people – their sandwiches are huge and made with fresh bread, the salad was extremely fresh, the unsweetened ice tea was a great drink choice(I know personally I’m trying to shy away from soda), and they provided all cups, plates, utensils, etc.Â I have had their bagels before(which were great)Â and didn’t know about all of the other food options they had so I was happy to have a new local place with healthy and fresh food.Â They also have a wide variety of other food options including soups, cookies, frozen coffee drinks & smoothies, pizza and more.Â If you’re looking for a new place to try I definitely give Panera Bread a thumbs up.Â You can visit their website at http://www.panerabread.comÂ or just http://www.panera.comÂ for locations, menus, information on catering and more.
Another Shopping Center to mention
If you haven’t been down 611 in a long time you might be shocked to see that the truck stop(crossroads) is gone and across the street a new shopping center with a Lowes, Kohls(I think), Red Robin, Longhorn Steakhouse and Chilis has gone in.Â I can’t find anything to confim this so don’t quote me on it…but a little birdie tells me that an Olive Garden and Red Lobster will be going in soon down the road soon enough as well.
Personally if I could pick and choose what goes in I’d love to see a Wegmans, an Outback Steakhouse, a Papa JohnsÂ and an Olive Garden…but that’s just wishful thinking :)Â We do already have plenty of eateries in the area and you can reach any of those by either heading up to Scranton or down to Allentown/Easton.Â With the way things are getting built up now adays I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few or all of them pop up soon enough.
Â One last place to mention…a Texas Roadhouse went in by the Stroud Mall not to long ago – so there’s something else to check out!