You are here
Home > News > Grandson Fulfills Grandmother’s Last Meal Wish

Grandson Fulfills Grandmother’s Last Meal Wish

Brandon Cook and his grandmother in the hospital - grandmother wished for Panera clam chowder
Brandon Cook’s grandmother was dying of cancer. However, all she could think of was a clam chowder from Panera in a bread bowl.

According to Cook, she talked about how she wanted a bowl of clam chowder while she can still eat solid food. Cook, of course, wanted to get his grandmother’s last meal wish.

“This is what she went on and on about, was the bread bowl here, so I tried to get it for her as best I could,” Cook said.

Sue Fortier, a manager at a Panera Bread in Nashua, NH received the request from Cook. The call came in on a Tuesday, but clam chowder was only served on Fridays.

Fortier, after hearing his story, wanted to help Cook and his grandmother out. So, she told her staff at Panera to make the soup order and also squeezed in a box of cookies for Cook to pick up.

After the request had been fulfilled, Cook wrote a heartfelt thank you on Facebook to the Panera staff.

He wrote:

“Its not that a big of a deal to most, but to my grandma it meant a lot. I really want to thank Sue and the rest of the staff from Panera in Nashua NH just for making my grandmother happy.”

According to Cook, the clam chowder was the last thing his grandmother ate. She is still alive. However, she is on morphine and only drinking water. The clam chowder was, in fact, the last real meal she ate.

“She had about 10 bites, which at that point was a lot,” Cook said.

You may also like: