Welcome to a new era, for the professional on the go. A meeting place for entrepreneurs, businesses, personal lunches or just grabbing a quick bite to eat. Panera Bread has become one of the coolest places to spend time with your friends, have great conversations while your meal is being prepared. With a fresh, serving of a wide variety of daily specials such as their “You Pick Two” combination special to side orders such as soups and sandwiches. Panera Bread has become one of the premier Café bakeries in the Southwest Florida area with easy access to the Internet. With its diverse atmosphere at any given time you can find business meetings taking place or couples engaging in close conversations as well as college students studying for exams. It’s the home office away from home where you can plan out your business strategies and daily work tasks. With many convenient locations throughout our coast, and extended hours, families can enjoy dinner away from home as well as a healthy meal together. Imagine waking up in the morning and after a fast start workout, heading over to Panera Bread and indulging in a variety of healthy menu choices of fresh baked goods made from the finest all natural ingredients. Health conscience enthusiasts may also enjoy a variety of freshly prepared salads or an organic and allnatural meal with no transfat while keeping their diet on target. Visualize starting off your day with a cup of fresh brewed coffee, cappuccino or tea along with reading your favorite book or magazine. Just envision being in an atmosphere which allows you to engage in a casual conversation with your friends, or to meet new people from all walks of life. Not only is it a café of Internet and social networking but Panera Bread offers patrons the opportunity to parley and exchange business cards, ideas and information that connects you to new business prospects. The Panera brand has grown over time because of the customer service and great food provided and served by its staff. I spent the last several weeks meeting colleagues preparing for the next issue of Focus of SWFL, visiting several locations so that we could get an up close and personal feeling of the café. It made our business meetings and collaboration less stressful due to the quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Panera is also customer friendly and is always thinking about the convenience of its patrons. The Panera 2.0 allows customers to order meals via mobile device to expedite waiting on line, this as well as its use of only organic food with no antibiotics is why Panera Bread is the choice for healthy meals and great atmosphere. With a comfortable and inviting environment, great food and fresh goodies Panera Bread has become the café cultural phenomenon.