Consumer Law

Panera Bread Moves Its ‘Charged Lemonade’ Behind the Counter Following Lawsuits Over Consumer Deaths

A Panera Bread restaurant put its “Charged Lemonade” out of the reach of customers after the super-caffeinated drink was blamed for causing a fatal heart attack.

An employee of a Panera Bread franchise in Manhattan told The Post that the once-refillable drink was moved behind the counter last October after the family of a 21-year-old University of Pennsylvania student sued the chain — alleging their daughter went into cardiac arrest and died after consuming the beverage.

“After the first lawsuit, they put a sticker on the bubblers that hold the [lemonade] that warns it has caffeine and it could be dangerous for certain groups of people,” the unnamed employee told The Post.

Read the source article at New York Post

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