Panera Bread has set a date for their grand opening: Friday, April 13. With new table service on both floors, Harvard students can snack on Panera's signature soups and breads without moving from the second floor armchairs overlooking Widener.
Over the next two weeks, Panera will complete staff training sessions and put the finishing touches on their decor. The space features fireplaces upstairs and downstairs to create a cozy atmosphere for students to eat, work, or socialize.
The restaurant occupies the same space on Mass. Ave. that housed Bob Slate Stationary.
Keep an eye out for a virtual tour from The Crimson the week before the restaurant opens.