Panera Bread Menu With Prices

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Here is the latest and updated Panera Bread Menu With Prices


Chef's Picks

NEW Smoky Buffalo Chicken Melt – Toasted Baguette$12.95
NEW Green Goddess Caprese Melt – Toasted Baguette$12.96
Lobster Roll$29.92
NEW Black Forest Ham and Gouda Melt - Toasted Baguette$12.96
NEW Pepperoni Mozzarella Melt – Toasted Baguette$12.95
The Signature Take Chicken Sandwich$14.81
The Spicy Take Chicken Sandwich$14.76
Frozen Strawberry Lemonade$5.20
Mango Yuzu Citrus - With Guarana and Caffeine$4.98
Orange Scone$4.33
Flip Flop Cookie$3.95
Chipotle Chicken, Scrambled Egg and Avocado on Ciabatta$7.60
Sausage, Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Asiago Bagel$8.38
Avocado, Egg White, Spinach and Cheese on Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat$7.75

You Pick Two

Soup/mac And Soup/mac$8.50
Sandwich And Sandwich$8.50

Soups & Mac

BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese$6.42
Chicken Noodle Soup$5.25
Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese$7.89
Baja Mac & Cheese$6.40
Turkey Chili$5.93
NEW Mexican Street Corn Chowder$7.98
Mac & Cheese$6.03
Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup$7.29
Bistro French Onion Soup$6.55
Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup$5.26
Ten Vegetable Soup$5.35
Broccoli Cheddar Soup$5.47
Creamy Tomato Soup$5.44
Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup$6.81


Modern Greek Salad with Quinoa$6.69
Green Goddess Cobb Salad with Chicken$7.45
Baja Bowl with Chicken$14.47
Spicy Thai Salad with Chicken$7.02
Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken$7.01
Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken$7.80
Asian Sesame Salad with Chicken$6.69
Caesar Salad with Chicken$6.69
Caesar Salad$5.25
Greek Salad$5.25
Mediterranean Bowl with Chicken$14.45
Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli Bowl$15.16
Baja Bowl$12.75
Seasonal Greens Salad$5.21
Mediterranean Bowl$12.73


NEW The Signature Take Chicken Sandwich$13.73
Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Sandwich$7.10
Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt$6.89
NEW The Spicy Take Chicken Sandwich$13.72
Toasted Steak & White Cheddar$7.54
Cuban Sandwich$7.11
Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT$7.54
Toasted Tuscan Grilled Chicken$7.09
Modern Caprese Sandwich$7.09
Toasted Frontega Chicken$6.58
Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich$6.46
Steak & Arugula Sandwich$7.55
Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese$6.46
Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich$6.03
Four Cheese Grilled Cheese$5.45
Classic Grilled Cheese$5.45
Heritage Ham & Swiss$5.46
Classic Grilled Cheese and Creamy Tomato Soup$8.36
Tuna Salad Sandwich$5.47
Turkey Sandwich$5.47
Family Feast$39.80
Mediterranean Veggie$5.45
Tuna Sandwich and Ten Vegetable Soup$7.76
BBQ Chicken Flatbread$6.79
Family Feast with Cookies$45.26
Family Feast with Soup or Mac and Cookies$45.23
Family Feast with Soup or Mac$39.77
Premium Family Feast with Cookies$52.26
Premium Family Feast$46.03
The Chef's Chicken Sandwiches Family Feast$59.62
3 Toasted Baguette Family Feast$43.32
4 Toasted Baguette Family Feast$50.59
Deli Ham Sandwich and Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup$9.03
Smokehouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich and Creamy Tomato Soup$8.57
Napa Almond Chicken Sandwich and Chicken and Wild Rice Soup$8.59
Tuna Sandwich and Creamy Tomato Soup$8.54

Two Flatbreads

Flatbread Combo$9.44


NEW Sausage and Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza$10.91
Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza$12.57
Margherita Flatbread Pizza$11.90
Sausage and Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza$12.43


Baja Grain Bowl with Chicken$9.96
Mediterranean Grain Bowl with Chicken$9.95
Baja Grain Bowl$9.27
Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken$9.84
Mediterranean Grain Bowl$9.27
Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame$9.33

Bowl Meal

Broth Bowl Meal$12.52


Blueberry Muffin with Fresh Blueberries$3.62

Pasta Meal

Pasta Meal$11.58


Chicken Tortellini Alfredo$9.25
Tortellini Alfredo Pasta$8.24


Signature Mac & Cheese Kids Meal$5.47
Kids Greek Salad$6.70
Kids Chicken Noodle Soup$5.21
Kids Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese$7.96
Kids Peanut Butter & Jelly$4.51
Kids Chicken Caesar Salad$8.57
Kids Creamy Tomato Soup$6.04
Kids Turkey Sandwich$4.76
Kids Signature Mac and Cheese$7.96
Kids Ham Sandwich$4.45
Kids Broccoli Cheddar Soup$6.06
Kids Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup$5.57
Kids Asian Sesame Chicken Salad$8.60
NEW Kids Deli Ham Sandwich$8.67
Kids Turkey Chili$6.28
Kids Tuna Salad Sandwich$6.83
Kids Mexican Street Corn Chowder$8.19
Kids Seasonal Greens Salad$5.20
Kids Grilled Mac and Cheese Sandwich$9.51
Kids Deli Turkey Sandwich$6.29
Kids Bistro French Onion Soup$7.20
Kids Ten Vegetable Soup$5.40
Kids Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Sandwich$7.08
Kids Green Goddess Chicken Cobb Salad$7.39
NEW Kids Chicken Tikka Masala Soup$8.19
Kids Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken$11.21
Kids Napa Almond Chicken Sandwich$7.15
Kids Strawberry Poppyseed Salad$9.98
Kids Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup$7.34
Kids Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT$9.02
Kids Caesar Salad$6.70
Kids Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup$7.26
Kids Steak & Arugula Sandwich$7.50
Kids Fuji Apple Chicken Salad$6.97
Kids Grilled Cheese$5.37
Kids Southwest Chile Lime Ranch Salad with Chicken$7.78
Kids Strawberry Poppyseed Salad with Chicken$10.97
Kids BBQ Chicken Flatbread$6.49
Kids Green Goddess Cobb Salad with Chicken$11.05
NEW Kids Southwest Caesar Salad with Chicken$11.05
Kids Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken$9.70
Kids Bacon Tomato Grilled Cheese$6.45
NEW Kids Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken$10.46
Kids Toasted Steak & White Cheddar$9.06
NEW Kids Thai Chicken Soup$7.59
Kids Cheese Flatbread Pizza$10.65
NEW Kids Mexican Street Corn Chowder$7.79
Kids Toasted Tuscan Grilled Chicken$7.08
Kids Modern Greek Salad with Qunioa$6.63

Sides & Spreads

French Baguette$1.19
Sprouted Grain Roll$1.20
Fresh Fruit Cup$3.91
Hard Boiled Eggs$1.89
Hard Boiled Eggs - 2 Pack$2.56
Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries Parfait$5.63
Strawberry Squeezable Yogurt$1.48
Mixed Berry Squeezable Yogurt$1.56
Blueberry Squeezable Yogurt$1.20
Plain Cream Cheese$1.72
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese$1.51
Reduced-Fat Strawberry Cream Cheese$1.34
Reduced Fat Cream Cheese$1.34
Reduced-Fat Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese$1.34
Chive and Onion Cream Cheese$1.51
Peanut Butter$0.79
Plain Cream Cheese Spread Tub$4.00
Reduced Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese$1.96
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Tub$3.47
Reduced-Fat Strawberry Cream Cheese Tub$3.06
Reduced-Fat Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese Tub$3.06
Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Tub$3.05
Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Tub$3.48
Summer Fruit Cup$4.79
Reduced Fat Chive and Onion Cream Cheese$1.96
Reduced Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Tub$4.54
Reduced Fat Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Tub$4.54


NEW Sausage, Egg and Cheese on Asiago Bagel$8.01
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries and Pecans$6.68
NEW Chocolate Croissant$4.63
Bacon, Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Ciabatta$7.25
Spinach and Bacon Souffle$7.19
Cranberry Orange Muffin$4.02
Egg and Cheese on Brioche$5.69
Sausage, Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Ciabatta$7.28
Bacon, Egg and Cheese on Brioche$7.01
Bacon, Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Brioche$7.30
Sausage, Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Brioche$7.30
Avocado, Egg White and Spinach$6.94
Blueberry Muffin$4.10
NEW Sausage, Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Asiago Bagel$8.01
Vanilla Cinnamon Roll 4-pack$12.47
Chipotle Chicken, Scrambled Egg and Avocado Wrap$6.77
Vanilla Cinnamon Roll$4.39
Bacon, Scrambled Egg and Tomato Wrap$6.74
Pecan Braid$4.36
Four Cheese Souffle$7.20
Spinach and Artichoke Souffle$7.23
Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Brioche$5.87
Pumpkin Muffin$4.05
Scrambled Egg and Cheese on Ciabatta$5.85
Sausage, Egg and Cheese on Brioche$7.02
Bear Claw$4.37
Pastry Ring$12.96
Blueberry Scone$4.24
Chocolate Chip Muffie$3.11
Chipotle Chicken, Egg and Avocado on Ciabatta$7.39
Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Whole$20.01
Tulip Cookie 6-Pack$13.87
Chocolate Croissant$4.24
Chocolate Chipper Cookie 4-Pack$9.82
Mini Scone Variety Pack$10.36
Candy Cookie 4-Pack$9.83
Flip Flop Cookie 6-Pack$14.36
Mitten Cookie 6-Pack$14.63
Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie 4-Pack$9.80
Lemon Drop Cookie 4-Pack$9.83


Iced Cinnamon Crunch Latte$5.96
Light Roast Coffee$2.01
Hazelnut Coffee$2.08
Dark Roast Coffee$2.01
Frozen Mocha Cold Brew$4.70
Decaf Coffee$2.08
Iced Coffee$2.33
Madagascar Vanilla Almond Cold Brew$3.46
Iced 100% Colombian Dark Roast$3.07
Cold Brew$2.97
Hot Tea$2.71
100% Colombian Dark Roast Coffee$2.88
Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows$3.60
Light Roast Coffee Tote$17.47
Hazelnut Coffee Tote$20.98
Dark Roast Coffee Tote$17.47
Decaf Coffee Tote$21.00
Bottled Water$2.31
Iced Chocolate Latte$5.97
Peach and Blueberry Smoothie with Almondmilk$7.17
1L Water Bottle$3.00
Fiji Water Bottle$2.35
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water$2.59
Cafe Blend Light Roast Tote$21.37
San Pellegrino Orange$2.52
Spindrift Raspberry Lime Seltzer$2.57
Spindrift Sparkling Mango Orange$2.57
Spindrift Lemon Seltzer$2.57
Bottled Passion Fruit Papaya Green Tea$3.41
100% Colombian Dark Roast Coffee Tote$23.44
Panera Bottled Lemonade$2.53
Panera Bread Bottled Unsweet Black Tea$2.57
Panera Bread Bottled Sweet Black Tea$2.57
Cinnamon Spice Cold Brew$3.47
Pepsi Can$1.80
Frozen Chocolate Cold Brew$6.38
Cold Brew - Madagascar Vanilla Cream$3.48
Diet Pepsi Can$1.80
Strawberry Banana Smoothie$6.13
Green Passion Smoothie$6.14
Peach & Blueberry Smoothie with almond milk$5.03
Horizon Reduced Fat Organic White Milk$2.28
Mango Smoothie$6.15
Horizon Reduced Fat Organic Chocolate Milk$2.28
Strawberry Smoothie$6.16
Organic Apple Juice$2.25
Superfruit Smoothie$4.98
NEW Iced Cinnamon Crunch Latte$5.33
Frozen Caramel Cold Brew$5.58
Cinnamon Spice Latte$4.27
Madagascar Vanilla Latte$4.26
Caramel Latte$4.32
Chai Tea Latte$5.16
Caffe Mocha$4.32
Cafe Blend Light Roast$3.29
Caffe Latte$3.88
Iced Madagascar Vanilla Latte$5.17
Cafe Blend Light Roast Coffee$3.28
Iced Cinnamon Spice Latte$4.22
Iced Caffe Latte$4.64
Iced Chai Tea Latte$5.16
Iced Caffe Mocha$4.22
Iced Caramel Latte$5.17
Orange Juice$3.18
Cafe Blend Light Roast Coffee Tote$24.34
Cafe Blend Dark Roast Coffee Tote$25.16
Hot Tea Tote$25.19
Hot Chocolate Tote$28.32

Family Feast Value Meals

Mexican Street Corn Chowder - Group$30.09
NEW Chicken Tikka Masala Soup - Group$30.04
Mac and Cheese - Group$31.34
Broccoli Cheddar Soup - Group$25.54
Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup - Group$25.60
Cream of Chicken and Wild Rice Soup - Group$25.55
Creamy Tomato Soup - Group$25.60
Bistro French Onion Soup - Group$25.54
Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese - Group$31.31
Breakfast Sandwich Feast$18.54
Fresh Baked Goods Feast$18.60

Value Duets

Caesar Salad and Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup$8.34
Greek Salad and Creamy Tomato Soup$8.33


Kitchen Sink Cookie$4.71
Bagel Pack$20.40
Cherry Vanilla Bagel$1.68
Homestyle Chocolate Chunk Cookie$3.49
Cinnamon Crunch Bagel$2.06
Half Dozen Bagels$9.42
Chocolate Chipper Cookie$2.89
Dozen and a Half Bagels$19.03
Petite Cookies 12 Pack$6.23
Chocolate Chip Bagel$2.06
Pumpkin Cookie$2.81
Asiago Bagel$2.03
Tulip Cookie$3.61
Apple Pie Almond Thumbprint Cookie$1.96
Blueberry Bagel$2.06
Everything Bagel$2.05
Coconut Macaroon$1.20
Coconut Macaroon 4-Pack$2.91
Plain Bagel$2.04
Cocoa & Creme Cookie$1.95
Mitten Cookie$3.11
Cocoa & Creme Cookie 4-Pack$5.49
Cinnamon Swirl Bagel$2.04
Sesame Bagel$2.04
Baker's Dozen Bagels$15.04
One Dozen Mixed Cookies$25.00
Candy Cookie$2.90
Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat$2.04
One Dozen Chocolate Chipper Cookies$25.02
Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie$2.91
Jalapeno and Cheddar Bagel$2.13
Triple Chocolate Cookie with Walnuts$2.36
Lemon Drop Cookie$2.95
NEW One Dozen Chocolate Chipper Cookies$21.35

The Inspiring Journey of Panera Bread: Charting its Rise from a Single Store to a Global Brand

A Bread Dream Come True

The story of Panera Bread began in 1981 when Ken Rosenthal opened a small bakery called the “St. Louis Bread Company” in Missouri. Rosenthal’s vision was to create a warm and welcoming environment where customers could enjoy freshly baked bread and delicious pastries.

From St. Louis Bread Company to Panera Bread

In 1993, the St. Louis Bread Company underwent a transformation and rebranded itself as “Panera Bread” to reflect its broader vision. The name “Panera” is derived from the Latin word “panera,” meaning “breadbasket,” which perfectly captured the essence of the brand.

The Rise of the Bread Bakery-Cafes

Panera Bread’s unique concept of combining a bakery with a cafe proved to be a winning formula. The company rapidly expanded its presence across the United States, offering an extensive menu of freshly baked bread, sandwiches, salads, and soups.

A Commitment to Quality

One of the key factors contributing to Panera Bread’s success is its unwavering commitment to quality. The brand prides itself on using only the finest ingredients, with a focus on fresh, natural, and preservative-free items. This dedication to quality has earned Panera Bread the loyalty of millions of customers.

Panera Cares: Making a Difference in Communities

Beyond its delicious offerings, Panera Bread has also made a significant impact on local communities through its “Panera Cares” initiative. This program aims to provide nutritious meals to those in need and foster a sense of community by offering a pay-what-you-can model in certain locations.

Embracing Technology

In the digital age, Panera Bread has embraced technology to enhance the customer experience. The brand introduced digital ordering and the Rapid Pick-Up service, allowing customers to place orders online or through the Panera app for a more convenient dining experience.

Expanding the Panera Bread Family

Over the years, Panera Bread has expanded its offerings by acquiring other brands. Notable acquisitions include Paradise Bakery & Cafe and Au Bon Pain, further solidifying its position as a dominant player in the bakery-cafe industry.

Weathering Challenges

Like any successful brand, Panera Bread has faced its share of challenges. From dealing with foodborne illness concerns to navigating through economic downturns, the brand’s ability to adapt and learn from setbacks has been instrumental in its continued growth.

Panera Bread’s Commitment to Freshness: The Real Story Behind Their Ingredients

Sourcing the Finest Ingredients

One of the cornerstones of Panera Bread’s commitment to freshness is their dedication to sourcing the finest ingredients. From their freshly baked bread to their crisp vegetables, Panera Bread works with trusted suppliers and farmers who share their passion for quality.

Freshly Baked Bread, Daily

At the heart of Panera Bread’s menu is their delicious, freshly baked bread. Each day, their bakers start early to craft a variety of bread, including baguettes, sourdough, and whole grain. The aroma of baking bread that fills each Panera Bread location is a testament to their commitment to providing customers with the best.

Seasonal Selections

Panera Bread believes in celebrating the seasons and incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients into their menu. Throughout the year, they introduce new dishes inspired by the flavors of each season, allowing customers to experience the best produce that nature has to offer.

Transparency in Ingredients

Panera Bread takes pride in being transparent about the ingredients they use. They believe that customers have the right to know what they are eating and where it comes from. Their website provides detailed information about the ingredients used in each menu item, ensuring that customers can make informed choices.

Raising the Bar for Food Standards

Panera Bread has set high food safety and quality standards, which they continuously strive to exceed. They have stringent protocols in place to ensure that their food is prepared and handled with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Commitment to Antibiotic-Free Chicken

In response to growing concerns about the use of antibiotics in food production, Panera Bread made a bold move to serve only antibiotic-free chicken in all of their menu items. This commitment to providing healthier and more sustainable food options is a reflection of their dedication to the well-being of their customers and the environment.

No Artificial Additives

Panera Bread is dedicated to keeping their menu free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors. This means that you can enjoy their delicious offerings without worrying about any artificial ingredients.

Addressing Food Allergies and Dietary Preferences

Panera Bread understands that food allergies and dietary preferences are important considerations for many customers. They provide detailed information about allergens present in their menu items, allowing individuals to make choices that suit their specific needs.

A Culinary Exploration: The Most Iconic Dishes of Panera Bread Reviewed

Broccoli Cheddar Soup: A Comforting Classic

One of the most iconic and popular items on Panera Bread’s menu is their Broccoli Cheddar Soup. Made with rich and creamy cheddar cheese, tender broccoli florets, and a touch of seasoning, this soup is a comforting classic that keeps customers coming back for more, especially during chilly days.

Asiago Bagel Breakfast Sandwich: A Perfect Start to the Day

For those seeking a hearty breakfast, the Asiago Bagel Breakfast Sandwich is an excellent choice. This delectable sandwich features a freshly baked Asiago cheese bagel, filled with a combination of fluffy scrambled eggs, applewood-smoked bacon, and melted Vermont white cheddar. It’s a perfect way to kickstart your morning.

Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich: A Flavorful Feast

The Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich is a tantalizing medley of flavors. Served on freshly baked tomato basil bread, it combines roasted turkey breast, smoked bacon, smoked Gouda, lettuce, and Panera’s signature sauce for a mouthwatering experience with every bite.

Mac & Cheese: A Cheesy Delight

Panera Bread’s Mac & Cheese is a favorite among kids and adults alike. Made with tender pasta shells and a rich blend of creamy cheeses, this dish is the epitome of comfort food done right.

Caesar Salad: Freshness in Every Forkful

Panera Bread’s Caesar Salad is a classic salad that is both refreshing and satisfying. With crisp romaine lettuce, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and crunchy croutons, it’s the perfect accompaniment to any meal.

Cinnamon Crunch Bagel: A Sweet Treat

The Cinnamon Crunch Bagel is a delightful treat for those with a sweet tooth. With a perfectly crunchy crust, topped with cinnamon and sugar, it’s the ideal balance of sweetness and chewiness.

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad: A Symphony of Flavors

The Fuji Apple Chicken Salad is a harmonious blend of ingredients. It features tender, grilled chicken, mixed greens, romaine lettuce, and vine-ripened tomatoes, all topped with a sweet and tangy apple vinaigrette dressing and finished with crunchy pecans and Gorgonzola cheese.

Turkey Chili: A Hearty and Healthy Option

Panera Bread’s Turkey Chili is a hearty and wholesome choice for those seeking a warm and comforting meal. Made with lean ground turkey, beans, vegetables, and a perfect blend of spices, it’s a delicious and healthier alternative to traditional chili.

Panera Bread’s Social Impact: A Deep Dive into Their Community Initiatives

Panera Cares: Feeding the Hungry, Nourishing the Soul

One of Panera Bread’s most remarkable community initiatives is the Panera Cares program. This unique program aims to address food insecurity by providing access to nutritious meals for those in need. Panera Cares cafes are designed to operate on a “pay-what-you-can” model, allowing customers to pay what they can afford for their meals, while those who can give more help cover the cost for those who may be experiencing hardship.

Day-End Dough-Nation: Reducing Food Waste, Feeding the Hungry

Panera Bread is committed to reducing food waste through its Day-End Dough-Nation program. At the end of each day, Panera donates unsold bakery items, such as bread, bagels, and pastries, to local food banks and non-profit organizations. This initiative not only minimizes food waste but also helps feed those in need, fostering a sense of community and support.

No Kid Hungry Partnership: Combating Childhood Hunger

Childhood hunger remains a critical issue in many communities. Panera Bread has partnered with No Kid Hungry, a national campaign dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America. Through this partnership, Panera Bread supports initiatives that provide meals and resources to children in need, ensuring that no child goes hungry.

Panera Heroes: Recognizing Local Heroes

Panera Heroes is an initiative that aims to recognize and celebrate the unsung heroes in local communities. These heroes may include first responders, healthcare workers, teachers, and other essential workers who have gone above and beyond to make a positive impact. Panera Bread shows its appreciation by awarding these local heroes with special recognition and free meals.

Charitable Events and Fundraisers

Panera Bread frequently hosts charitable events and fundraisers to support various causes. These events may include fundraising drives for disaster relief efforts, supporting cancer research, or contributing to local non-profit organizations. By involving their customers in these initiatives, Panera Bread encourages a sense of community involvement and giving back.

Community Outreach and Engagement

Panera Bread actively engages with local communities through various outreach programs. This may include sponsoring local events, supporting community festivals, and participating in neighborhood activities. By being an active and engaged member of the community, Panera Bread fosters strong relationships with its customers and local residents.

Nutrition Unpacked: Analyzing the Healthfulness of Panera Bread’s Menu

Mindful Choices: Panera Bread’s Commitment to Health

Panera Bread has a section on its menu called “Mindful Choices,” where they offer options that are lower in calories, saturated fat, and sodium. These menu items are designed to provide customers with healthier choices without compromising on taste. From soups and salads to sandwiches and bowls, the Mindful Choices section showcases Panera’s dedication to promoting healthier eating habits.

Nutritious Soups: Rich in Flavor and Goodness

Soups are a popular choice at Panera Bread, and they offer a wide range of options to suit different tastes and dietary preferences. From classic Chicken Noodle Soup to vegetarian-friendly options like Autumn Squash Soup, these soups are made with quality ingredients and are a good source of vitamins and minerals.

Satisfying Salads: Wholesome and Filling

Panera Bread’s salads are well-loved for their freshness and delicious combinations of ingredients. Packed with nutritious greens, vegetables, and proteins like chicken or tofu, these salads offer a balanced and satisfying meal. Customers can also opt for lighter dressing options to reduce calorie and fat intake.

Wholesome Sandwiches: Balancing Flavors and Nutrition

Panera Bread’s sandwiches are a favorite among customers, and they offer a range of options to cater to different dietary needs. For those seeking healthier choices, Panera provides whole-grain bread options and the option to add more greens and veggies to their sandwiches, ensuring a nutritious and delicious experience.

Power Bowls: Protein-Packed and Nutrient-Rich

Panera Bread’s Power Bowls are specifically designed for those looking for a high-protein and nutrient-dense meal. These bowls are packed with a variety of ingredients, including grains, vegetables, and protein sources like chicken or quinoa, providing a well-rounded and satisfying meal.

Customization: Tailoring Meals to Individual Needs

Panera Bread offers customers the option to customize their meals, allowing them to make choices that align with their dietary preferences and health goals. Customers can modify their orders by adding or removing ingredients to suit their nutritional needs.

Innovation at Panera: How Digital Ordering and Rapid Pick-Up Transformed the Brand

The Rise of Digital Ordering: Convenience at Your Fingertips

Panera Bread recognized the need to adapt to changing customer preferences and embraced the digital era with its online ordering platform. With just a few clicks on their website or mobile app, customers can place their orders conveniently from anywhere, whether at home, in the office, or on the go.

Personalized Choices: Customization Made Easy

One of the key benefits of digital ordering at Panera Bread is the ability to customize meals to suit individual preferences. Customers can easily modify their orders by adding or removing ingredients, adjusting portion sizes, and selecting dietary preferences. This level of personalization ensures that customers can enjoy their favorite meals just the way they like them.

Rapid Pick-Up: A Game-Changer for Busy Lifestyles

Panera Bread’s rapid pick-up service is a game-changer for busy individuals who don’t have the time to wait in line. With rapid pick-up, customers can place their orders ahead of time and simply pick them up from a designated shelf at their selected Panera Bread location. This innovative approach eliminates the need to wait in long queues, allowing customers to grab their meals and go, making it perfect for those with tight schedules.

Seamlessly Integrated Rewards Program

Panera Bread’s digital innovation goes hand in hand with its rewards program. Customers can easily earn and redeem rewards through the digital ordering platform, providing them with added incentives to keep coming back for more. The seamless integration of the rewards program with digital ordering enhances the overall customer experience and fosters brand loyalty.

Streamlining Operations: Efficiency and Accuracy

Beyond benefiting the customers, Panera Bread’s digital innovation has also streamlined its operations. With digital orders, the kitchen receives accurate and detailed information, reducing the chances of errors in preparation. This efficiency helps Panera Bread maintain its reputation for quality and prompt service.

Adapting to Changing Times: Navigating the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic brought unprecedented challenges to the restaurant industry. However, Panera Bread’s prior investment in digital ordering and rapid pick-up proved to be advantageous during these trying times. By providing contactless ordering and pick-up options, Panera Bread adapted swiftly to meet the safety needs of its customers.

Exclusive Insights: Conversations with Panera Bread’s Master Bakers and Chefs

The Craftsmanship of Baking: Passion and Precision

Behind every scrumptious loaf of bread and pastry at Panera Bread, there are passionate and skilled bakers who take pride in their craftsmanship. During our conversation with the master bakers, we discovered that baking is both an art and a science. From kneading the dough to perfecting the baking time, every step is carefully executed to ensure that customers get the freshest and tastiest baked goods.

The Art of Sandwich Making: Balancing Flavors and Textures

Panera Bread is renowned for its delectable sandwiches that are bursting with flavors. We had the privilege of speaking to the chefs responsible for creating these culinary delights. They revealed that the key to a perfect Panera Bread sandwich lies in the delicate balance of flavors and textures. From choosing the finest ingredients to layering them thoughtfully, the chefs work tirelessly to bring harmony to each bite.

Soup Sensations: Crafting Hearty and Wholesome Soups

Panera Bread’s soups have earned a special place in the hearts of its customers, especially during colder months. The chefs shared that crafting these hearty and wholesome soups is a labor of love. They take inspiration from traditional recipes and infuse them with a modern twist, creating soul-warming soups that have become a hallmark of Panera Bread.

The Art of Seasonal Offerings: Embracing Freshness

Panera Bread’s menu often features seasonal offerings that highlight the best produce of each season. Our conversation with the chefs shed light on their dedication to embracing freshness. They work closely with local farmers and suppliers to source the finest seasonal ingredients, ensuring that every dish is bursting with flavor and goodness.

Creating New Favorites: A Blend of Innovation and Tradition

Innovation plays a vital role in Panera Bread’s culinary journey. During our interview with the master bakers and chefs, we learned that creating new favorites involves a delicate blend of innovation and tradition. While customers love the classics, Panera Bread is always exploring new ideas and flavors to keep the menu fresh and exciting.

A Commitment to Quality: From Farm to Table

At the heart of Panera Bread’s culinary philosophy is a commitment to quality. The master bakers and chefs take pride in using only the finest ingredients, carefully selected to ensure the highest standard of taste and freshness. This dedication to quality extends from the farms that grow the ingredients to the tables where customers savor their meals.

Beyond the Menu: A Closer Look at Panera Bread’s Sustainability and Environmental Efforts

Reducing Food Waste: The No Waste Program

One of the significant sustainability efforts by Panera Bread is its “No Waste Program.” This initiative aims to minimize food waste by carefully managing inventory and ensuring that excess food is donated to local charities and food banks. By donating unsold bakery products, sandwiches, and salads to those in need, Panera Bread takes a proactive approach to address food insecurity while reducing waste.

Sustainable Packaging: A Step Towards Eco-Friendly Solutions

Panera Bread is taking strides to reduce its environmental footprint through sustainable packaging solutions. They have implemented various measures to use eco-friendly packaging, such as paper-based bags, compostable containers, and recyclable materials. By opting for greener packaging options, Panera Bread is working towards minimizing its impact on landfills and promoting sustainable practices within the food industry.

Responsibly Sourced Ingredients: A Focus on Quality and Ethics

Sourcing responsibly is another aspect where Panera Bread shines. They are committed to using high-quality ingredients that are responsibly and ethically sourced. From cage-free eggs to antibiotic-free chicken and sustainably harvested coffee beans, Panera Bread prioritizes the well-being of animals, farmers, and the environment in their ingredient choices.

Energy Efficiency: Reducing Carbon Footprint

Panera Bread understands the importance of energy conservation in mitigating climate change. To reduce its carbon footprint, the company has been implementing energy-efficient measures in its operations. This includes installing energy-efficient lighting, optimizing heating and cooling systems, and adopting energy-saving technologies to minimize electricity consumption.

Water Conservation: Preserving a Precious Resource

Water conservation is another area of focus for Panera Bread. The company actively works towards reducing water consumption in its cafes, bakeries, and corporate facilities. Water-saving technologies and practices, such as low-flow faucets and water-efficient appliances, help Panera Bread preserve this valuable resource and contribute to a sustainable future.

Supporting Sustainable Agriculture: The Clean Food Commitment

Panera Bread’s “Clean Food Commitment” emphasizes their dedication to using ingredients free from artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors. By supporting sustainable agriculture and promoting clean eating, Panera Bread ensures that customers can enjoy wholesome and nutritious meals without compromising on taste or environmental impact.

Panera Bread Loyalty Program: Maximizing Rewards and Benefits for Regular Customers

MyPanera: The Gateway to Rewards

The Panera Bread loyalty program is called MyPanera, and it serves as the gateway to exclusive rewards and benefits. Customers can easily join MyPanera by signing up online or in-person at any Panera Bread location. Upon registration, members are issued a MyPanera card or can opt for a digital card through the Panera Bread app.

Earning and Redeeming Points: A Simple System

As MyPanera members make purchases at Panera Bread, they accumulate rewards points. For every eligible purchase, members earn points, and these points can later be redeemed for a variety of rewards. The point system is straightforward, making it easy for customers to keep track of their earnings and redeem their rewards.

Tiered Membership: Climbing the Ranks

The MyPanera loyalty program offers a tiered membership structure, adding an element of exclusivity for its most loyal customers. The tiers include:

  • Member Tier: This is the starting point for all MyPanera members, offering personalized rewards and surprises.
  • Silver Tier: Customers become Silver members after reaching a specified number of visits or spending a certain amount within a defined period. Silver members enjoy additional rewards and special offers.
  • Gold Tier: The Gold tier is the highest level of membership, offering the most benefits and exclusive rewards. Gold members receive all the perks of the previous tiers, along with enhanced rewards and access to unique events.
Birthday Perks and Special Surprises

One of the highlights of the MyPanera loyalty program is the birthday perk. On their special day, members receive a surprise gift, making their celebration even sweeter. Additionally, MyPanera members can look forward to occasional special surprises and promotions throughout the year, enhancing their dining experience.

Order and Pay with Ease: Mobile Ordering and Rapid Pick-Up

MyPanera members can take advantage of the convenience of mobile ordering through the Panera Bread app. This feature allows customers to place their orders in advance, skip the line, and pick up their food with ease. The app also allows for rapid pick-up, reducing wait times and ensuring a seamless experience for members.

Personalized Recommendations: Tailored Just for You

The Panera Bread app and MyPanera membership enable personalized recommendations based on a customer’s preferences and order history. This personalized touch enhances the dining experience and makes it easier for customers to discover new menu items they might enjoy.

Cooking with Panera: DIY Recipes Inspired by Popular Panera Bread Dishes

Broccoli Cheddar Soup: Creamy Goodness in Every Spoonful

Panera Bread’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup is a favorite among many customers. To make your own version at home, you will need fresh broccoli, sharp cheddar cheese, onions, carrots, butter, flour, milk, and some seasonings. Saute the onions and carrots in butter, add flour to create a roux, and then pour in the milk while stirring continuously. Toss in the broccoli and let it simmer until tender. Finally, add the shredded cheddar cheese, and your homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup is ready to be enjoyed.

Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich: A Hearty Delight

For those craving a hearty sandwich, the Bacon Turkey Bravo from Panera Bread hits the spot. To recreate this masterpiece, you’ll need sliced turkey, crispy bacon, Gouda cheese, sliced tomatoes, and Panera’s signature signature Special Sauce. Assemble the ingredients between slices of your favorite bread and toast the sandwich to perfection. With every bite, you’ll savor the delicious combination of flavors.

Greek Salad: A Refreshing and Flavorful Mix

Panera Bread’s Greek Salad is a refreshing and wholesome option. To prepare it at home, gather fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Toss the vegetables together, drizzle with olive oil and red wine vinegar, and sprinkle with dried oregano and black pepper. The result is a vibrant and flavorful Greek Salad that will transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean.

Mac and Cheese: A Classic Comfort Dish

Panera Bread’s Mac and Cheese is the epitome of comfort food. To make your own version, you’ll need elbow macaroni, a blend of shredded cheeses, butter, milk, and a pinch of nutmeg for that extra touch. Cook the macaroni until tender, and then mix in the cheese, butter, and milk until the sauce is velvety smooth. The end result is a rich and creamy Mac and Cheese that will leave you wanting more.

Cinnamon Crunch Bagel: The Perfect Morning Treat

For a delightful breakfast treat, try making Panera Bread’s Cinnamon Crunch Bagel at home. Prepare your favorite bagel dough, and after the first rise, top each bagel with a generous layer of cinnamon sugar and crunchy topping. Bake until golden brown, and you’ll have a batch of mouthwatering Cinnamon Crunch Bagels that pair perfectly with your morning coffee.


With these DIY recipes inspired by popular Panera Bread dishes, you can bring the flavors of this beloved bakery-cafe right into your own kitchen. From the creamy goodness of Broccoli Cheddar Soup to the heartiness of the Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich, these recipes are sure to satisfy your cravings. Don’t forget to try the refreshing Greek Salad, the comforting Mac and Cheese, and the delightful Cinnamon Crunch Bagel for a perfect breakfast treat. Happy cooking!

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