Panera Bread Argumentative Essay

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I’m from Syracuse, New York, where I lived for 14 years before coming to Redding, California, the other side of the world. In the summer of 2001, my family moved to Syracuse from Wisconsin; in the summer of 2016, my family and I moved to Redding. Coming from New York and entering the world of California, everything I saw was like seeing Canada, except this Canada was 250 degrees Fahrenheit and dry heatwaves were coming off of the ground. The distance was only the other side of the country, yet the air and cultures were so far away. “It’s an east coast thing,” said the boy who sat in front of me as CNN Student News, now called CNN 10, played in the background talking about Panera Bread. Unfortunately, he was wrong. There is a Panera Bread in Chico, California, less than an hour and a half away from Redding, an hour if you drive at the infamous California speed. But it’s true, Panera Bread is popular in the East Coast. In New York, we run on …show more content…
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