Within our company, we strive to create Panera Warmth. This warmth means bakery-cafes where customers and associates feel comfortable and welcome. To this end, we ask that guns not be brought into this environment unless carried by an authorized law enforcement officer. Panera respects the rights of gun owners, but asks our customers to help preserve the environment we are working to create for our guests and associates.
Admittedly Panera was always a bit overpriced for what you were getting. And the overall dining experience was marred by the constant march of aging Boomers with very thin, grey man-buns, squinting at their Macbooks. But the hipsterism tailored for aging Aquarians was tolerable due to a reasonably good bagel selection and free wifi.
Alas I and my money will now be moving elsewhere.
Somewhere a bit more locally minded and farm friendly.