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Hardee's / Schlotzsky's / Panino Bakery and Cafe, 9724 Two Notch Road: 2004   12 comments

Posted at 7:02 pm in closing

The bakery which was the first tenant I can recall in the Triangle Rent-a-Car building must have set some sort of record for opened and closed. I barely had time to notice that it was there, and then it wasn't. I think the concept was sort of Atlanta / Panera but with a drive-through. From this Richland County delinquent tax spreadsheet for 2004, which lists the business entity as Buns Spring Valley LLC, I'm guessing that the place was probably called Buns, though I can specifically remember that.

I don't know why they didn't make it, but my own theory, based on seeing the place but yet not stopping, is that the location was too hard to get too to make an attractive drive-through combined with the fact that the strip mall it's in is not really a "destination", and the fact of it's having a drive-through kind of devalued it if you were in the mood for a Panera type sit-down experience.

UPDATE 5 May 2009: Consensus in the comments is that this place was also a Schlotzsky's deli at one time, so I have added that to the post title.

UPDATE 7 Sep 2010: Got the correct name for "Buns" and updated the post title with Panino Bakery and Cafe. Also added Hardee's -- see the comments!

UPDATE 19 June 2021: Adding tags and map icon.

12 Responses to 'Hardee's / Schlotzsky's / Panino Bakery and Cafe, 9724 Two Notch Road: 2004'

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  1. I think there was a Schlotzkey's Deli in there.


    4 May 09 at 7:22 pm

  2. Actually, this place started as a Schlotzky's Deli...but that didn't last too long either. Wasn't too long ago as they had computers for the guests to browse the web on.


    4 May 09 at 8:39 pm

  3. Seems like there was a Hardee's in this same general area at one time, but probably a different physical building.


    5 May 09 at 8:47 am

  4. It's also worth noting that the wiki entry on Schlotzky's indicates that it traded on NASDAQ as BUNZ.


    5 May 09 at 9:33 am

  5. That was definitely a Schlotzky's at one point!


    5 May 09 at 10:21 am

  6. This was a Hardee's for a long time I believe up until Wal-Mart moved out of the shopping center behind it. Schlotzky's then remodeled the building and moved in.


    5 May 09 at 6:13 pm

  7. That building was actually a Hardee's for well over 10 years, and was retrofitted for the Schlotzky's. I think the franchise owners decided that they weren't going to be profitable as a Schlotzky's and ran it under another name for a brief time, but that didn't last long.


    6 May 09 at 2:17 pm

  8. It may have been than "under another name for a brief time" incarnation that I'm thinking of then. It definitely wasn't Schlotzky's because I remember thinking maybe I could stop for a latte and a pastry, and I know that's not a Schlotzky's option.


    6 May 09 at 3:24 pm

  9. Just another voice backing up what Brett and Clay remember. When Wal-Mart was in that shopping center, the building was a Hardee's. After Wal-Mart opened up the Super Center further up Two Notch it became a Schlotzky's. After it was a Schlotzky's I don't quite know what it became as I had moved out of Columbia by that time.


    11 May 09 at 2:10 pm

  10. A long time ago that exact building was a hardee's. It was turned into a Schlotzsky's Deli a few years after hardee's shut down. It was Schlotzsky's for about a year or so. But, the franchise costs were too much. So, it went under the name of Panino Bakery and Cafe. The owner put alot of money into the building and business, but it didn't get enough business. So, it closed in august of 04'. He stayed open long enough for all us to go college, then he shut it down. :(


    7 Sep 10 at 9:01 pm

  11. Panino! That's the name I was trying to remember. Thanks, I'll update the post title.


    7 Sep 10 at 9:43 pm

  12. I use to work at Scholtzky's, but they orginally chose that area because they sold the Scholtzky's they had downtown and thought that being in the northeast area would bring in the $$. I think it was the exact location and with it not being a major fast food/deli chain I guess didn't bring in the money they wanted.


    25 Sep 15 at 11:16 pm

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