Always wonderful!. I discovered Bread and Company soon after moving to Nashville. On weekend visits I can never decide between the big, fat flovorful omelets or a a sandwich with pulled turkey (delish!) Whatever I get, I know the bread will be the yummiest I ever had. All of the soups are great! My favorite is the corn chowder, but the tomato basil is not to be missed. Yes, B&C is a little pricier than McDonald's but the food is so great, I don't mind paying the extra. I always bring out-of-town visitors here for lunch, and they love it too. I have always found the service friendly and helpful, and even when the store is packed on Satudays, I don't have to wait too long. The only problem I've had was finding a place to sit when it's busy. And it goes w/o saying that the bakery items are to die for! If you like wonderful, homemade food and lots of healthy options, stop here.
Slow Slow Slow. I have gone to this particular location several times and experienced the same behavior. It took almost a half hour to get a sandwich to go on a not so busy day. I also got to stand there the whole time and watch the sandwich makers talk and flirt with each other and move like snails. The whole concept is very inefficient in processes and I would not recommend going here is you are on a time crunch.
What a sandwich!!!. My life is such that I, either by choice or force, travel quite a bit. As a culinary gourmand, three highlights of my day are always the anticipation of the next gastronomic delight. I recently traveled to Nashville, and by chance happened upon a cafe I had not previously encountered............and a sandwich that I simply had to experiment. Bread and Company's signatute sandwich, The Ultimate Club, jumped out at me like an unmet challenge! The menu description bragged about the size and taste of this creation. I will profess without reserve - that description was conservative at best. This wonderful delight all but defeated me in its size, but was consumed with abandon for its taste. All the while in the most pleasant of atmospheres. Couples, familes, groups young and old.....all found companionship and respite from hectic lives in this quaint and welcoming venue. And oh how I wish I had saved room for just one bite of those delectable looking desserts. Bread and Company, you have won a rare reward from me. I relish the day I am able to return. Thank you for that simple pleasure.
Thanks for the smile.. Christmas can have the opposite effect on some people, especially when trying to find a parking spot at the mall, but even though stores and restaurants are busy it?s nice when you actually come across someone who takes the time to offer great service and does it with a courteous smile. After having lunch at Bread & Company today I wanted to give back the positive feeling that I was given by the staff their who took time while I tried to figure out my order and even offered suggestions and even went as far as to ask if my latte met my expectations. It?s good to know that you still can get good service even during what can be one of the more stressful times of the year. Thank you Bread & Company for keeping the true spirit of the holidays and for that I wanted to give thanks.
Fast, Fast, Fast. Is it me or has Bread & Company added several employees to their store in Belle Meade? As a long time fan, who admittedly has waited in some long lines I was pleasantly surprised and somewhat proud when I took my 85 year-old Grandmother, visiting from Knoxville, to B&C for lunch. It was a Saturday and my husband and I knew it might be packed but I also knew Grandma would fall in love with the great food at B&C, plus I wanted her to try one of the delicious Fruit Tarts that I?m always telling her about. Not to our surprise the store was very busy and we happened to walk in with about ten people at the same time. But once in line both my husband and I looked at each other when we saw an employee on every register and before we knew it we were being waited on. My husband said he?d noticed more employees in the store since the summer and it couldn?t have happened for us at a better time. Keep it up, B&C! And yes, Grandma LOVED the Fruit Tart.
The Kids speak up.. I?ve noticed that on here it says that Bread and Company is not recommended for kids. Having three children, who all scream for joy when I mention the b-word, I thought it important to speak up for them. Sure my two youngest do love McDonalds and no, Bread and Co. does not have an indoor playground, but still some of my kids? favorite food comes from ?the blue store? as my four year old affectionately calls it. Whether it?s chicken tenders, star cookies, the gourmet PB&A, chicken Quesadilla or my daughter?s favorite and a guilty pleasure of mine the Bacon and Bleu Cheese Potato Salad. There is no twisty slide but trust me there?s plenty of food that your kids will love, if mine are any indicator and the star cookies are guaranteed to become an instant favorite.
Cheap management style. Forget about being a "customer," the customer is always wrong once you walk into Bread & Company on HWY100 West Meade/Belle Meade area. It's appalling truly. Initially I'd go there w/ my family and it was more of our breakfast stop. The atmosphere was nice and they had a do it yourself cart with syrup, whipped cream, strawberries and other fixins. For some time now they've stopped that probably to cut down on costs, but it doesn't end there. They even did away with the salt & pepper to the point of having the pepper in a mixing bowl as bring your plate up and I guess pinch pepper on your food. (IS that even sanitary?) The manager is terribly rude to his staff in front of customers. The manager seems to nickel & dime every little thing in the store. I ordered a quart of soup to go and the cashier reminded me that it comes with 4 pieces of bread to go to the back and get it, low and behold it's the manager that has to help me and I told him what bread I wanted and when I questioned the quantity he had given me he barked at me and said, "Lady, how much bread do you need?", I replied with whatever I just paid for. This was because I asked for the cran-pecan bread which is the only bread I like there. Talk about rude. They are awfully proud of their products and their portions are less than adequate but I look for quality in my food so I don't mind the prices. I definitely would not return to B&C on HWY 100 unless he's GONE and they have a better manager.
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