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Plugging into Panera Bread



Panera Bread in Winter Park has become a magnet for people who want to conduct business over breakfast, lunch or dinner -- and not just because of all those fresh-baked sourdough breads, asiago cheese bagels and raspberry cheese croissants. Panera (118 W. Fairbanks Ave., 645-3939) is one of the area's few computer-friendly restaurants, equipped with laptop ports so customers can conduct cyber-business during meals.

The laptop feature has been so well received that it will be offered at four new Panera locations. By Thanksgiving, restaurants should be open on University Boulevard, and near the corner of Orange and Michigan avenues. In December, another will open in Altamonte Springs. And in the spring, another will open near Lake Eola Park in the former International Youth Hostel.