Bread & Company

★★★☆☆
  • 2525 West End Ave

    Nashville, TN 37203

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  • 615-292-7323

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I just returned to Franklin, TN... a place I visit once a month to see my children and was shocked to find one of my favorite "old haunts" has fallen so far. I have a B and C membership card and always made a stop here to take Bread or

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★★★★★

I just returned to Franklin, TN... a place I visit once a month to see my children and was shocked to find one of my favorite "old haunts" has fallen so far. I have a B and C membership card and always made a stop here to take Bread or

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My life at B & C has had many ups and downs, the most part of the downs is the big 15% paycut that came to the whole company and now I make about 7.25 an hour when it use to be 9. I started working here due to the good pay that they gave but now here I am in the big cut and so far no hope yet.

I still work here and get along well with the customers and other employees but I sure wish I would have another job by now. It really is not bad to work for and they do let you grow in the company. Some of the people there grow to be managers although not all the managers are not for their own job and complain quite a bit.

A job is a job and you can make it what it is, if you always think it to be bad it will be but sometimes I see good in it to no matter all the flaws.

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★★☆☆☆

My life at B & C has had many ups and downs, the most part of the downs is the big 15% paycut that came to the whole company and now I make about 7.25 an hour when it use to be 9. I started working here due to the good pay that they gave but now here I am in the big cut and so far no hope yet.

I still work here and get along well with the customers and other employees but I sure wish I would have another job by now. It really is not bad to work for and they do let you grow in the company. Some of the people there grow to be managers although not all the managers are not for their own job and complain quite a bit.

A job is a job and you can make it what it is, if you always think it to be bad it will be but sometimes I see good in it to no matter all the flaws.

Pros: Cookies

Cons: 15 % pay cut

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Have you ever noticed that the banner that says, "Now Hiring" hasn't been taken down in six years? There is a reason. Mostly out of curiosity, I applied and was accepted to be a general minion for Bread and Company. They took the $15 out of my paycheck for the apron, fed me a bunch of food so that I knew what I was talking about, and put me in front of a register. At first, I couldn't understand why they were always hiring. But then I was having to stay hours after my shift was supposed to end, I was yelled at and thrown food on by the omlette guy for filling out a breakfast form incorrectly, and finally had to spend some time in the back. I speak spanish pretty well, and you could understand both by inflection and attitude that the manager was cruel to non-pasty white employees. I became competent pretty quickly, but they kept dragging us in for more 'training,' telling us we weren't supposed to compliment or chat with customers because it could be taken the wrong way. Finally I quit, and since I gave one-week instead of two-week notice, that paycheck was reduced to minimum wage; not that it was too far different than $6/hr anyway.

Their food is ok, but I have a personal preference for Picnic fruit tea over their super sugary version. Most of their food can be found in some variation at Provence, which has employees that aren't 'getting it from the man' every five seconds. The only thing I can't find anymore is the sesame dressing available at B&C. Corner Market used to have it; ironically B&C took over their location years ago.

Oh, and there was an article in the paper the other day that they had reduced a few of their prices. Though tempted, I won't go back.

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★☆☆☆☆

Have you ever noticed that the banner that says, "Now Hiring" hasn't been taken down in six years? There is a reason. Mostly out of curiosity, I applied and was accepted to be a general minion for Bread and Company. They took the $15 out of my paycheck for the apron, fed me a bunch of food so that I knew what I was talking about, and put me in front of a register. At first, I couldn't understand why they were always hiring. But then I was having to stay hours after my shift was supposed to end, I was yelled at and thrown food on by the omlette guy for filling out a breakfast form incorrectly, and finally had to spend some time in the back. I speak spanish pretty well, and you could understand both by inflection and attitude that the manager was cruel to non-pasty white employees. I became competent pretty quickly, but they kept dragging us in for more 'training,' telling us we weren't supposed to compliment or chat with customers because it could be taken the wrong way. Finally I quit, and since I gave one-week instead of two-week notice, that paycheck was reduced to minimum wage; not that it was too far different than $6/hr anyway.

Their food is ok, but I have a personal preference for Picnic fruit tea over their super sugary version. Most of their food can be found in some variation at Provence, which has employees that aren't 'getting it from the man' every five seconds. The only thing I can't find anymore is the sesame dressing available at B&C. Corner Market used to have it; ironically B&C took over their location years ago.

Oh, and there was an article in the paper the other day that they had reduced a few of their prices. Though tempted, I won't go back.

Pros: the chicken tarragon salad is pretty decent

Cons: poor ownership, way overpriced, parking

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I'm going to assume, from this cluster-f*** of a set-up, that the operators of these restaurants are ADHD high-school dropouts. There are about 511 different places to order food. There are no signs or directions to help guide newcomers figure out where the F they are supposed to go. I don't think I've ever actually seen a menu either. They probably have one, I just missed it because they stuffed it in a random, useless nook somewhere in their jungle of chaos. But I digress.

If you don't anything behind the glass case, you pretty much have to start guessing things and hope they have it. And after battling the soccer moms to get into one of their 4 available parking spaces and trying to avoid their ill-behaved little devil children, you are in no mood to play 20 questions with the cashier.

So, after I go through this disorganized hot mess, they end up charging me $9.63 for one sandwich. Don't get me wrong, it was a good sandwich, but not THAT good. I suggest the ready-made sandwiches if you must try this establishment.

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★★☆☆☆

I'm going to assume, from this cluster-f*** of a set-up, that the operators of these restaurants are ADHD high-school dropouts. There are about 511 different places to order food. There are no signs or directions to help guide newcomers figure out where the F they are supposed to go. I don't think I've ever actually seen a menu either. They probably have one, I just missed it because they stuffed it in a random, useless nook somewhere in their jungle of chaos. But I digress.

If you don't anything behind the glass case, you pretty much have to start guessing things and hope they have it. And after battling the soccer moms to get into one of their 4 available parking spaces and trying to avoid their ill-behaved little devil children, you are in no mood to play 20 questions with the cashier.

So, after I go through this disorganized hot mess, they end up charging me $9.63 for one sandwich. Don't get me wrong, it was a good sandwich, but not THAT good. I suggest the ready-made sandwiches if you must try this establishment.

Pros: Decent Food

Cons: Over-priced, bad help, too many children

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This company has gone downhill faster than a greased toboggan on Mt. Everest! Consider: Why is there still not a website after two years of "coming soon". Why are there fewer employees and higher prices? Why won't the owner answer any customers complaints, etc?

This company PLANTS REVIEWS on citysearch!!! I witnessed it although it was supposed to be a "secret at administration" but we heard about it and I witnessed it. Look around November 2006 through early 2007!!!! For ALL locations. Who are the one-time or few-time reviewers with the 5-star ratings in the middle of all the other negative feedback??? INSIDERS. Hiding the fact that the owner is off fishing all over the world with YOUR $$$ rather than caring about your purchases. Or enjoying one of two Belle Meade houses. If you are employee that won't be abused or who has morals - find a job somewhere else!!!! Mommy really screwed up giving sweet sonny this business - it was great before he took it!

Don't support the mentioned and unmentionable "habits" - Jersey Mikes and others will treat you right and have owners who care!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

This company has gone downhill faster than a greased toboggan on Mt. Everest! Consider: Why is there still not a website after two years of "coming soon". Why are there fewer employees and higher prices? Why won't the owner answer any customers complaints, etc?

This company PLANTS REVIEWS on citysearch!!! I witnessed it although it was supposed to be a "secret at administration" but we heard about it and I witnessed it. Look around November 2006 through early 2007!!!! For ALL locations. Who are the one-time or few-time reviewers with the 5-star ratings in the middle of all the other negative feedback??? INSIDERS. Hiding the fact that the owner is off fishing all over the world with YOUR $$$ rather than caring about your purchases. Or enjoying one of two Belle Meade houses. If you are employee that won't be abused or who has morals - find a job somewhere else!!!! Mommy really screwed up giving sweet sonny this business - it was great before he took it!

Don't support the mentioned and unmentionable "habits" - Jersey Mikes and others will treat you right and have owners who care!!!!

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As a daily customer I can't deny the quality of their products, but as foreigner I must say that discrimanation against foreigners is quite common by clerk attendants, mainly white ones who delibetately make you go as fast as possible to leave the place even there is no one waiting for pay or occupying the tables. I hope Bread and Co. can give better trainning to its employees, once a large foreign community from Vanderbit University is eating there every day. As Americans are approached well in our nations, we hope they can be respectful to foreigners and consumers. It's quite minimal. Sincerely, A Brazilian customer.

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★★☆☆☆

As a daily customer I can't deny the quality of their products, but as foreigner I must say that discrimanation against foreigners is quite common by clerk attendants, mainly white ones who delibetately make you go as fast as possible to leave the place even there is no one waiting for pay or occupying the tables. I hope Bread and Co. can give better trainning to its employees, once a large foreign community from Vanderbit University is eating there every day. As Americans are approached well in our nations, we hope they can be respectful to foreigners and consumers. It's quite minimal. Sincerely, A Brazilian customer.

Pros: Excellent meal

Cons: Horrible clerk attendants

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My family has been eating at Bread and Company for years. Yes it is pricey, but the sandwiches are out of this world. Recently learned that our "13th is free" cards were no longer valid as they had transitioned to a swipe card as opposed to a hole-punch card. It was all fine and dandy until they informed us that they would not credit the swipe cards with the current hole punches we had for all of the other dozen sandwiches we had purchases over time. Screw it, I'm done with the overpriced sandwiches and $3 cookies. Jersey Mike's is so much better.

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★☆☆☆☆

My family has been eating at Bread and Company for years. Yes it is pricey, but the sandwiches are out of this world. Recently learned that our "13th is free" cards were no longer valid as they had transitioned to a swipe card as opposed to a hole-punch card. It was all fine and dandy until they informed us that they would not credit the swipe cards with the current hole punches we had for all of the other dozen sandwiches we had purchases over time. Screw it, I'm done with the overpriced sandwiches and $3 cookies. Jersey Mike's is so much better.

Pros: Food isnt bad

Cons: Pricing, lack of parking in most locations, screwing customers out of the 1 free sandwich a year

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Poorly run overpriced eatery. Problems start at the top and roll downhill ? owner will NOT interact with unhappy customers.

I travel quite a bit, and learned through time looking at CitySearch that many companies seem to ?plant? their own reviews to increase their scores after being disappointed. Now, anytime I look at a set of reviews with the differences of opinion like the ones posted here (5 5-star ratings, 0 4-star ratings, and 5 1-star ratings) I get suspicious and do my homework. YOU can do this too. I have done this several times and it has proven reliable, as it has with B&C.

So, with 5 5-star ratings and 5 1-star ratings I started trying to figure out what was happening by clicking on the usernames of each citysearch member who posted a 5-star review. Guess what? THREE of the five ?5-star-raters? (Candac99, wilderman, and nashvillerockstar) have only ever posted 1 citysearch review ? the one for B&C. A 4th (tnlizzy) has posted 3 reviews, but 2 of those were 5-star ratings for Bread & Company. The only legitimate-appearing 5-star review seems to be from ?juiceplusdivas?, who has posted 10 citysearch reviews. Her Bread & Company review is over 2 years old. So, I view 4 of the 5 of these 5-star reviews as questionable or suspicious.

It has been proven that consumers are much more likely to complain than to praise. When I see 1-star postings from reviewers with 1 or only a few postings, like we have here as I found by clicking on those users, that lends legitimacy in my eyes as I doubt they are complaining ?just to complain? but were likely SO upset over their service that they took the time to register with citysearch to lodge their complaints. 5 1-star reviews combined with 5 suspicious 5-star reviews (and 0 4-stars) makes me think that the true score for this eatery should be down around 2 stars. I would agree with that rating.

Like the name says ? Eat the Truth.

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★☆☆☆☆

Poorly run overpriced eatery. Problems start at the top and roll downhill ? owner will NOT interact with unhappy customers.

I travel quite a bit, and learned through time looking at CitySearch that many companies seem to ?plant? their own reviews to increase their scores after being disappointed. Now, anytime I look at a set of reviews with the differences of opinion like the ones posted here (5 5-star ratings, 0 4-star ratings, and 5 1-star ratings) I get suspicious and do my homework. YOU can do this too. I have done this several times and it has proven reliable, as it has with B&C.

So, with 5 5-star ratings and 5 1-star ratings I started trying to figure out what was happening by clicking on the usernames of each citysearch member who posted a 5-star review. Guess what? THREE of the five ?5-star-raters? (Candac99, wilderman, and nashvillerockstar) have only ever posted 1 citysearch review ? the one for B&C. A 4th (tnlizzy) has posted 3 reviews, but 2 of those were 5-star ratings for Bread & Company. The only legitimate-appearing 5-star review seems to be from ?juiceplusdivas?, who has posted 10 citysearch reviews. Her Bread & Company review is over 2 years old. So, I view 4 of the 5 of these 5-star reviews as questionable or suspicious.

It has been proven that consumers are much more likely to complain than to praise. When I see 1-star postings from reviewers with 1 or only a few postings, like we have here as I found by clicking on those users, that lends legitimacy in my eyes as I doubt they are complaining ?just to complain? but were likely SO upset over their service that they took the time to register with citysearch to lodge their complaints. 5 1-star reviews combined with 5 suspicious 5-star reviews (and 0 4-stars) makes me think that the true score for this eatery should be down around 2 stars. I would agree with that rating.

Like the name says ? Eat the Truth.

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When I entered the store for the first time, I was so confused about what to do, I stood around and waited for someone to notice me at the cash register. I wanted a sandwich so they directed me to the sandwich place. There were two workers there, having a conversation and I was ignored for a few minutes until one guy decided to help me. After getting soup I went back to the same place where my sandwich was still being made. The guy finished, and put it on the other side and didn't even let me know it was ready. He obviously knew it was my order but didn't bring it 5 feet to where I was standing. He put it at the end of the counter and stood there, not saying a word. Weird. Then, I was absolutely shocked when my half sandwich and small chili came up to be 8 dollars. The assistant manager was running around, doing some weird things with the cups and condiments. He never looked at me, never said a word of welcome. People are cold, stuck in their own world.

The internet isn't very good, the lighting is bad, at least when I went in the afternoon, and I wouldn't go back unless I was starving.

Did anyone notice the lack of diversity in that place?

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★☆☆☆☆

When I entered the store for the first time, I was so confused about what to do, I stood around and waited for someone to notice me at the cash register. I wanted a sandwich so they directed me to the sandwich place. There were two workers there, having a conversation and I was ignored for a few minutes until one guy decided to help me. After getting soup I went back to the same place where my sandwich was still being made. The guy finished, and put it on the other side and didn't even let me know it was ready. He obviously knew it was my order but didn't bring it 5 feet to where I was standing. He put it at the end of the counter and stood there, not saying a word. Weird. Then, I was absolutely shocked when my half sandwich and small chili came up to be 8 dollars. The assistant manager was running around, doing some weird things with the cups and condiments. He never looked at me, never said a word of welcome. People are cold, stuck in their own world.

The internet isn't very good, the lighting is bad, at least when I went in the afternoon, and I wouldn't go back unless I was starving.

Did anyone notice the lack of diversity in that place?

Pros: cheese, meat

Cons: service, price, manager with bad attitude, people standing around ignoring customers, confusing system

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ok, the food is good. price is a little high. around lunch time its insane. its very confusing on where to go to order and pay. the west end location changes their hours depending on if vanderbilt is in session. very annoying. and so i usually go to the green hills location instead, because they close at 8 everyday. limited parking at most locations. they have very good sweet tea and most of the staff are good.

i do not like how early they close, i wish places like this stayed open later!

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★★★☆☆

ok, the food is good. price is a little high. around lunch time its insane. its very confusing on where to go to order and pay. the west end location changes their hours depending on if vanderbilt is in session. very annoying. and so i usually go to the green hills location instead, because they close at 8 everyday. limited parking at most locations. they have very good sweet tea and most of the staff are good.

i do not like how early they close, i wish places like this stayed open later!

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Unusual combinations result in specialty sandwiches & salads on a variety of fresh bread. A bit pricey but highly recommended if you're in the mood for something different. Usually crowded.

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★★★★★

Unusual combinations result in specialty sandwiches & salads on a variety of fresh bread. A bit pricey but highly recommended if you're in the mood for something different. Usually crowded.

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Ever hear the saying, "The difference between pigs and hogs is greed"? Well, Bread and Company has turned into hogs. I work in the building and have been eating lunch , on average three times a week, for well over a year. When I first began going I found the prices very high. Then, I discovered the combos and enjoyed that for a while. I have become a huge fan of the build-your-own salad.... until the last 30-45 days. In that time, Bread and Company has:

* increased pricing
* stopped offering to toss the salad
* decreased quantity of toppings, for example, they now only use 1/4 an avocado instead of 1/2
* implemented using a form to order.... even more impersonal service
* no more choice of romaine lettuce... now you have to have "mixed" to get romaine

Besides my complaints about the salad going south, they no longer offer the quesadilla and burritos. In addition, most of the staff are nice, some are very nice, but there is one that works the front register.... I forgot her name, but she has a star tattooed on her hand... she's got to be the most rude! Why on earth is she working with the customers and not kept behind the scenes?

I emailed the company with my complaints and received no response... If more than these reviews, that speaks volumes.

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★★☆☆☆

Ever hear the saying, "The difference between pigs and hogs is greed"? Well, Bread and Company has turned into hogs. I work in the building and have been eating lunch , on average three times a week, for well over a year. When I first began going I found the prices very high. Then, I discovered the combos and enjoyed that for a while. I have become a huge fan of the build-your-own salad.... until the last 30-45 days. In that time, Bread and Company has:

* increased pricing
* stopped offering to toss the salad
* decreased quantity of toppings, for example, they now only use 1/4 an avocado instead of 1/2
* implemented using a form to order.... even more impersonal service
* no more choice of romaine lettuce... now you have to have "mixed" to get romaine

Besides my complaints about the salad going south, they no longer offer the quesadilla and burritos. In addition, most of the staff are nice, some are very nice, but there is one that works the front register.... I forgot her name, but she has a star tattooed on her hand... she's got to be the most rude! Why on earth is she working with the customers and not kept behind the scenes?

I emailed the company with my complaints and received no response... If more than these reviews, that speaks volumes.

Pros: Good salads, though costly

Cons: Getting cheap and forgot the value of a customer. Parking is a nightmare unless you work in the building.

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People get with the program!! If you like foo foo food! This is the place to be!! Bread & Company has the BEST OF THE BEST!!! No one can beat the tasteful deserts, cakes and sandwiches! Just go somewhere else if you don't want to wait. I have never had a problem with their service. A good tip with these kinds of places go couple of times and ask about combo specials before you judge the prices. Also get there about 11:30 AM.
IM TALKING ABOUT THE ONE IN COOL SPRINGS!! WHERE THEIR PEOPLE KNOW THEIR BREAD!!!

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★★★★★

People get with the program!! If you like foo foo food! This is the place to be!! Bread & Company has the BEST OF THE BEST!!! No one can beat the tasteful deserts, cakes and sandwiches! Just go somewhere else if you don't want to wait. I have never had a problem with their service. A good tip with these kinds of places go couple of times and ask about combo specials before you judge the prices. Also get there about 11:30 AM.
IM TALKING ABOUT THE ONE IN COOL SPRINGS!! WHERE THEIR PEOPLE KNOW THEIR BREAD!!!

Pros: GOOD TASTY FOOD

Cons: Limited parking space during lunch

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I just back into town. I used to eat at Bread and Company. I remember it as a good place. I went to get a sandwich. I had no idea we had to fill out a form to get a sandwich. We stood there for 10 minutes with other people coming and going before a lady said did you fill out a sandwich order. She did not even work there. Then we went to get a salad. We stood and stood, the lady next to us got waited on an I pitched a fit. I finally got my salad. Then the prices were ridiculous. This is not the friendly place I used to know. We will not be back. The people working for you are clue less, the manager did not even care that we were upset. Your attitude sure has changed.

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★☆☆☆☆

I just back into town. I used to eat at Bread and Company. I remember it as a good place. I went to get a sandwich. I had no idea we had to fill out a form to get a sandwich. We stood there for 10 minutes with other people coming and going before a lady said did you fill out a sandwich order. She did not even work there. Then we went to get a salad. We stood and stood, the lady next to us got waited on an I pitched a fit. I finally got my salad. Then the prices were ridiculous. This is not the friendly place I used to know. We will not be back. The people working for you are clue less, the manager did not even care that we were upset. Your attitude sure has changed.

Pros: none

Cons: Way too expensive, bad service

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These people obviously haven't heard of the phrase "service with a smile". Everyone there is bitter and not willing to help. And the prices for such mediocre food is disgustingly outrageous.

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★☆☆☆☆

These people obviously haven't heard of the phrase "service with a smile". Everyone there is bitter and not willing to help. And the prices for such mediocre food is disgustingly outrageous.

Pros: made to order salads

Cons: the extremely high price for a cafeteria type restaurant

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After swearing off the Bread & Company in Belle Meade due to a year and a half worth of bad dining experiences, I decided on a whim to try the one on West End. Wow. This was worse than the restaurant in Belle Meade. Silly me, I assumed I should order my sandwich at the cash register up front. Then I was told...no, order your meal "up front" after which the cashier pointed to the rear of the store. Okay, I saw another set of registers and went to them. Two employees were talking and leaning against the registers. I noticed a sign that said the registers were closed and to go up front. I looked pretty lost and yet neither of them offered to help. I walked again to another counter and asked where and how to place my order. He said I would need to fill out a sheet. So, I walked over and filled out a sheet. Then there was no explanation of what to do next. I looked around for signs saying to order here or give us your sheet. Nothing. I walked again to the counter to ask what I should do with my sheet. A girl said I should hand it to another guy at yet another counter. Eventually I had to go back to the original register and pay for my food. What a confusing, miserable experience. I left there feeling very frustrated and annoyed. The food wasn't even that great and it's way over priced. I am now officially THROUGH with this pitiful excuse for a restaurant.

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★☆☆☆☆

After swearing off the Bread & Company in Belle Meade due to a year and a half worth of bad dining experiences, I decided on a whim to try the one on West End. Wow. This was worse than the restaurant in Belle Meade. Silly me, I assumed I should order my sandwich at the cash register up front. Then I was told...no, order your meal "up front" after which the cashier pointed to the rear of the store. Okay, I saw another set of registers and went to them. Two employees were talking and leaning against the registers. I noticed a sign that said the registers were closed and to go up front. I looked pretty lost and yet neither of them offered to help. I walked again to another counter and asked where and how to place my order. He said I would need to fill out a sheet. So, I walked over and filled out a sheet. Then there was no explanation of what to do next. I looked around for signs saying to order here or give us your sheet. Nothing. I walked again to the counter to ask what I should do with my sheet. A girl said I should hand it to another guy at yet another counter. Eventually I had to go back to the original register and pay for my food. What a confusing, miserable experience. I left there feeling very frustrated and annoyed. The food wasn't even that great and it's way over priced. I am now officially THROUGH with this pitiful excuse for a restaurant.

Pros: Parking?

Cons: The entire restaurant

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I have used Bread and Company many times in the past and have given them thousands of dollars in business since I worked for an Assistant Vice Chancellor and he had large meetings on a weekly, sometimes daily basis.

Then I ordered 4 box lunches, and needed to change the sandwiches and they would not do it without charging me for the sandwiches. I would have had to pay for 8 sandwiches instead of 4. I had to get upset, tell them I had been a faithful customer, and they had to call the General Manager.

For the price you pay for this food you should get much better customer service than what I received. I will never give them my business again.

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★☆☆☆☆

I have used Bread and Company many times in the past and have given them thousands of dollars in business since I worked for an Assistant Vice Chancellor and he had large meetings on a weekly, sometimes daily basis.

Then I ordered 4 box lunches, and needed to change the sandwiches and they would not do it without charging me for the sandwiches. I would have had to pay for 8 sandwiches instead of 4. I had to get upset, tell them I had been a faithful customer, and they had to call the General Manager.

For the price you pay for this food you should get much better customer service than what I received. I will never give them my business again.

Pros: bad customer service

Cons: bad customer service

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Who says I can?t shop! At my Grandmother?s Christmas get together I?m always blamed for lame gifts, which I always retort with ?It?s better than no gift, right?? This year I followed suit when I saw a women picking up 10 or more tins of Bread & Company?s homemade toffee. I thought that?s a great idea, who doesn?t like toffee, plus it comes in a nice silver container with Bread & Companies baby blue logo on the front, basically saying it looks nice and I didn?t even have to wrap!! So I scooped up one for every person on my list. I also gave one to the lady who does my dry cleaning ? rewarding those who make me look good ? and when I went in last night to pick up some suits she repeatedly thanked me for the delicious gift and said her husband and son couldn?t get enough of them. I think I?ve found myself a new tradition.

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★★★★★

Who says I can?t shop! At my Grandmother?s Christmas get together I?m always blamed for lame gifts, which I always retort with ?It?s better than no gift, right?? This year I followed suit when I saw a women picking up 10 or more tins of Bread & Company?s homemade toffee. I thought that?s a great idea, who doesn?t like toffee, plus it comes in a nice silver container with Bread & Companies baby blue logo on the front, basically saying it looks nice and I didn?t even have to wrap!! So I scooped up one for every person on my list. I also gave one to the lady who does my dry cleaning ? rewarding those who make me look good ? and when I went in last night to pick up some suits she repeatedly thanked me for the delicious gift and said her husband and son couldn?t get enough of them. I think I?ve found myself a new tradition.

Pros: Great Gift Baskets and Fresh Food Items

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I?ve never been a huge Panera Bread fan, but it seems recently their food quality has dipped and their new pizza, which has absolutely no sauce and tastes like cardboard, stinks. Still, when eating out, I seek out those places that make an effort to offer fresh food. An extensive menu and of course great taste are important, but after watching movies like ?Super Size Me? and having lived with a roommate who is 200 pounds overweight, I?ve become increasingly conscious of what goes into my food and how it?s made. I can honestly say that I can never see myself eating another McDonald?s chicken nugget in my life?can you say disgusting. I?d heard some good things about a locally owned deli shop called Bread and Company, which supposedly used fresh ingredients and keen on quality over mass-quantity. Funny thing was, after I went, I went back the next day and the next day, then the next day. By the end of the week I was on a first name basis with the register guy. Being a salad freak (one of the reasons I used to love Panera and their Bistro Steak Salad) I was blown away with the different selections of what they call, ?Fresh Salads.? Admittedly I?m a Cobb Salad freak and have in the past been very particular about how their served and different deviations from the original recipe (didn?t I mention I?m a salad freak), but I was totally impressed with Bread and Co.?s Cobb and absolutely loved the Vinaigrette dressing they use. I also tried a salad called Strawberry Fields of all things and it had a scoop of a Honey Chicken Salad on top that when smoothed over the rest of the salad ? that was sprinkled with fresh cut strawberries (in the middle of December no less) ? created a blissful taste so good in fact that I ordered it the following day. Needless to say their food looked and tasted fresh. So I?ve switched, which makes working on West End all the more pleasurable and deletes the temptations of the nearby Wendy?s and McDeath.

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★★★★★

I?ve never been a huge Panera Bread fan, but it seems recently their food quality has dipped and their new pizza, which has absolutely no sauce and tastes like cardboard, stinks. Still, when eating out, I seek out those places that make an effort to offer fresh food. An extensive menu and of course great taste are important, but after watching movies like ?Super Size Me? and having lived with a roommate who is 200 pounds overweight, I?ve become increasingly conscious of what goes into my food and how it?s made. I can honestly say that I can never see myself eating another McDonald?s chicken nugget in my life?can you say disgusting. I?d heard some good things about a locally owned deli shop called Bread and Company, which supposedly used fresh ingredients and keen on quality over mass-quantity. Funny thing was, after I went, I went back the next day and the next day, then the next day. By the end of the week I was on a first name basis with the register guy. Being a salad freak (one of the reasons I used to love Panera and their Bistro Steak Salad) I was blown away with the different selections of what they call, ?Fresh Salads.? Admittedly I?m a Cobb Salad freak and have in the past been very particular about how their served and different deviations from the original recipe (didn?t I mention I?m a salad freak), but I was totally impressed with Bread and Co.?s Cobb and absolutely loved the Vinaigrette dressing they use. I also tried a salad called Strawberry Fields of all things and it had a scoop of a Honey Chicken Salad on top that when smoothed over the rest of the salad ? that was sprinkled with fresh cut strawberries (in the middle of December no less) ? created a blissful taste so good in fact that I ordered it the following day. Needless to say their food looked and tasted fresh. So I?ve switched, which makes working on West End all the more pleasurable and deletes the temptations of the nearby Wendy?s and McDeath.

Pros: Amazing Food

Cons: Parking

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Bread & Company offers some of the freshest salads anywhere and the soups are superb! It's the main reason I go out for lunch, and the first place I recommend when meeting a friend at lunchtime!! The berry/fruit tart is reason enough to simply visit!!

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★★★★★

Bread & Company offers some of the freshest salads anywhere and the soups are superb! It's the main reason I go out for lunch, and the first place I recommend when meeting a friend at lunchtime!! The berry/fruit tart is reason enough to simply visit!!

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I too have taken the time to eat at Bread and Company and to say the least, I was not impressed at all. It was just another Nashville overpriced ordinary sandwich shop that the Belle Meade socialites eat because they know of nothing better. I have eaten better food at a church picnic and it was not anything close to as costly.

I got my food and wondered if I had forgotten to order enough to satisfy my lunch appetite. I ordered a glass of coke and they gave me a cup of coffee. Apparently, they do not hear very well either. There was very little food for a such a large bill.

I feel sorry for Nashville folks who never get out of town to eat or see what wonderful food and good friendly service is availabe at half the cost in a smaller community. Bread and Company has a lot to learn about food service and kindness to customers. I will never go there again, even with my Belle Meade socialite friends and family.

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★★☆☆☆

I too have taken the time to eat at Bread and Company and to say the least, I was not impressed at all. It was just another Nashville overpriced ordinary sandwich shop that the Belle Meade socialites eat because they know of nothing better. I have eaten better food at a church picnic and it was not anything close to as costly.

I got my food and wondered if I had forgotten to order enough to satisfy my lunch appetite. I ordered a glass of coke and they gave me a cup of coffee. Apparently, they do not hear very well either. There was very little food for a such a large bill.

I feel sorry for Nashville folks who never get out of town to eat or see what wonderful food and good friendly service is availabe at half the cost in a smaller community. Bread and Company has a lot to learn about food service and kindness to customers. I will never go there again, even with my Belle Meade socialite friends and family.

Pros: West End

Cons: noisy, dirty, poor food

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On my first visit. I ordered half a sandwich and some potato salad from the deli. After I left, I looked at my receipt and found I had been overcharged because the cashier guessed at what was in the deli container and guessed wrong. It would have helped if there was some kind of label or barcode from the deli. Or even if the cashier would simply ask what it was. The next day I went back. I ordered another 1/2 sandwich on a baguette. One of the employees told me I couldn't do 1/2 sandwich with a baguette. She said it as though I was supposed to know that. There is nothing on the menu to indicate this. Because the noisy refrigerator containing the prepared salads was right by the sandwich bar, I really had to raise my voice to be heard and had trouble hearing the employees. It didn't help the the glass came so high blocking the sound. I also couldn't see them making my sandwich. I repeatedly asked for ham on my sandwich and the guy kept repeating back "half" making a slicing motion with his hand. I said, "Yes. Half" Then I asked for ham again. He wouldn't start making the sandwich. I figured he was waiting for me to rattle off all the ingredients, so I did. When I got back to the office, there was everything but the ham. I don't know if it was a language thing or the noise from the fridge or a combination of both. When I pay $4.95 for a tiny little sandwich, I should at least get what I ordered. I think that the food is very good and I'm impressed with the selection. I don't think that the layout and environment in the store is very customer friendly in terms of ordering.

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★★★☆☆

On my first visit. I ordered half a sandwich and some potato salad from the deli. After I left, I looked at my receipt and found I had been overcharged because the cashier guessed at what was in the deli container and guessed wrong. It would have helped if there was some kind of label or barcode from the deli. Or even if the cashier would simply ask what it was. The next day I went back. I ordered another 1/2 sandwich on a baguette. One of the employees told me I couldn't do 1/2 sandwich with a baguette. She said it as though I was supposed to know that. There is nothing on the menu to indicate this. Because the noisy refrigerator containing the prepared salads was right by the sandwich bar, I really had to raise my voice to be heard and had trouble hearing the employees. It didn't help the the glass came so high blocking the sound. I also couldn't see them making my sandwich. I repeatedly asked for ham on my sandwich and the guy kept repeating back "half" making a slicing motion with his hand. I said, "Yes. Half" Then I asked for ham again. He wouldn't start making the sandwich. I figured he was waiting for me to rattle off all the ingredients, so I did. When I got back to the office, there was everything but the ham. I don't know if it was a language thing or the noise from the fridge or a combination of both. When I pay $4.95 for a tiny little sandwich, I should at least get what I ordered. I think that the food is very good and I'm impressed with the selection. I don't think that the layout and environment in the store is very customer friendly in terms of ordering.

Pros: Food quality

Cons: slowness of service, noise, price

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This is one of my favorite places to go when I need to get in and out to grab a quick bite for lunch. When going during the work week, I recommend going before or after the 12-1 main lunch time. Nonetheless, if you do have to wait in line, it's well worth it. Go straight to the sandwich section. You can normally grab them pre-made. Get the Iroquois sandwich. It's chicken salad with almonds on cranberry/walnut bread. Delicious!!

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite places to go when I need to get in and out to grab a quick bite for lunch. When going during the work week, I recommend going before or after the 12-1 main lunch time. Nonetheless, if you do have to wait in line, it's well worth it. Go straight to the sandwich section. You can normally grab them pre-made. Get the Iroquois sandwich. It's chicken salad with almonds on cranberry/walnut bread. Delicious!!

Pros: free garage parking, moderately priced, quick

Cons: noisy during lunch

 

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