The bottom line is that by a two to one margin or more, Americans aren’t impressed with Panera’s announcement.
Americans are fairly consistent in their displeasure with Panera Bread for Monday’s announcement telling gun owners to leave their guns at home before visiting Panera.
Nevermind that the St. Louis-based company (Also known as the Atlanta Bread Company near that city and as the St. Louis Bread Company near St. Louis) has a long record of bad guys victimizing employees and / or customers at their stores. To name a few (h/t to TTAG): Omaha, Nebraska; Ocala, Florida; Indianapolis, Indiana; Milton, Georgia; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Aberdeen, Maryland; Needham, Massachusetts; Greensboro, South Carolina and Gainesville, Georgia. … carjacking in Columbus, Ohio. …mugging in Eldersburg, Maryland.
And if you Google St. Louis Bread Company armed robbery, you get 141,000 results, whereas Googling “Atlanta Bread Company robbery” gets you 56,000 entries. Nah, there’s no need to bring your gun to Panera! You’re perfectly safe… until you become Google entry #141,001.