I'm not against Panera Bread per se.  My family occasionally eats at the Panera in Arlington Heights.  However, in the case of Lexington Center, giving a restaurant permit to a national chain is showing no respect to or support for the several independently owned restaurants that have made a commitment to the center.  We will continue to support Avenue Deli, Nourish, Via Lago, and other restaurants in the center.  We will never set foot in the Lexington Center Panera Bread.