Panera, Part 3
So they pushed the mail I sent to Panera all the way to the local store's manager:
Dear Jessie Trent, Thank you for contacting us about the pepper stem left on your sandwich. It is our practice to leave the stem on the pepper because other wise it makes the sandwich soggy from the juice of the pepper. We would be more than happy to cut your pepper stems off. In the future just let the cashier taking your order know and we will cut the stems for your sandwich,again thank you for your concern.
Manager at Valparaiso Panera
So it appears that I will have to make the effort to keep the stems off my peppers at Panera. I think I'll just switch to one of those grilled panini jobs from now on.