Oh Bun Pain!

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From: MB
Date: May 19, 2006 3:09 PM
Subject: lunchtime ick!
To: feedback@aubonpain.com

Washington, DC
May 19, 2006

Dear ABP,

I’m a frequent lunchtime patron to your caf

s here in the nation’s capital, eating there 2-3 times per week. I’m just back from one such visit, which can only be described in one word: yuck!

MB’s disgusting email continues, after the jump…


    “Here’s what $9.97 just bought me at your 19th & M Street location in Washington, DC:

    1 medium cup (only 2/3 filled) of lukewarm chicken noodle soup. The bits of chicken were actually cold (icy, even — do you guys freeze it?). Had three spoon-fulls and tossed it in the garbage.

    1 Southwest Tuna Wrap, overflowing — literally — with chili-dijon spread. Thinking about it makes me want to gag. The “lahvash wrap” tasted like cardboard and was beyond stale. The whole sandwich fell apart on my plate, leaving just a disgusting mess that was quickly tossed in the garbage (luckily, it was close by since that’s where all
    my food was heading.)

    1 Diet Coke medium fountain soda. Hoping to wash this disaster of a meal down, or at least get the taste out of my mouth, this drink was much needed. Unfortunately, it was flat and didn’t taste anything like Coke should. Couldn’t believe this got screwed up also.

    When all was said and done, my $10 meal was tossed in the trash. I’d thought about handing it off to the bum begging for change at the door, but decided I’d spare him the same fate.

    After this experience, which is being related to my office co-workers, I’m not sure I’ll be stopping by an au bon pain any time soon. There are just far too much lunch options here for me — which is a shame, because usually I’m a big fan of yours …

    MB “