Family sues Panera over peanut butter on daughter’s sandwich
NATICK, Mass. — The parents of a 6-year-old Massachusetts girl with peanut allergies have sued a restaurant because she became extremely ill after eating a grilled cheese sandwich with peanut butter on it.
The lawsuit filed in Middlesex Superior Court against Panera and a group of New England Panera franchises alleges negligence.
He says he was told by a store manager that the mistake was due to a “language” issue and that the person who made the sandwich may have seen the word “peanut” and thought it was an instruction to add it.
A Panera spokesman declined to comment.