Commercials for Panera Bread have been showing on local network TV for some time, rumors of the chain coming to the area have been circling around the Internet for a while too. But now, The Sun News is reporting that Panera might be one of the restaurants coming to the new Coastal North Town Center at the former location of Robbers Roost Golf Course in North Myrtle Beach.
via The Sun News
The 348,000-square-foot center will have 10 restaurants, which North Myrtle Beach City Manager Mike Mahaney said could include the area’s only Panera Bread, as well as McAlister’s Deli, Red Lobster and Bojangles’ Famous Chicken ‘n’ Biscuits. Leases for the restaurants have not yet been finalized, city spokesman Pat Dowling said.
“Many of the restaurants are close by [on the Grand Strand], but they’re not here,” Mahaney said.
As the quote states, McAlister's and Red Lobster might be joining Panera in North Myrtle; now all us North Myrtle Beachers need is a Target and a Best Buy and there would be no reason to venture south!
Let's just hope that any Panera Bread in our area will have a better fate than the Atlanta Bread Company...