Panera Bread® Debuts Flavorful Flatbread Sandwiches, Reveals Test Bakery

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Panera Bread’s first-ever flatbread sandwiches and sprouted grain bagel flats are now available in bakery-cafes throughout Southern California and across the country.

 

Inspired by the global travels of Panera’s culinary team, the new flatbread sandwiches come in a variety of bold flavor profiles and are served on Panera’s version of naan, the traditional Indian flat bread.

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The new flatbread sandwiches, each 360 calories or less, include:

 

  • Mediterranean Chicken Flatbread Sandwich: Features chicken raised without antibiotics, curried lentil hummus, feta, cucumber and a napa cabbage blend, drizzled with tzatziki sauce and packed on a freshly baked flatbread.
  • Thai Chicken Flatbread Sandwich: Includes chicken raised without antibiotics, cilantro-jalapeno hummus, a napa cabbage blend and cilantro on a freshly baked flatbread, with peanut sauce and Thai vinaigrette.
  • Southwestern Chicken Flatbread Sandwich: Features chicken raised without antibiotics, black bean hummus, feta, a southwest corn blend, a napa cabbage blend and cilantro with BBQ ranch dressing on a freshly baked flatbread.
  • BBQ Chicken Flatbread Sandwich (available beginning July 9): Includes smoked, pulled chicken raised without antibiotics, frizzled onions, mozzarella, smoked gouda, fresh baby spinach and cilantro with BBQ sauce, served on a freshly baked flatbread.

 

All Flatbread sandwiches come with a choice of a side (baguette, chips or apple) and will be offered as part of a You Pick 2®, One Flatbread or Two Flatbreads.

 

Panera is also one of the first restaurant chains in the industry to offer a sprouted grain bread product to their customers. This whole grain offering will be included in the summer menu as a Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat – a freshly baked bagel flat made with select ingredients that include sprouted wheat, rye, spelt, oats and mixed with whole wheat flour and a touch of honey. Customers can enjoy the Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat on its own or as part of the Egg White, Avocado & Spinach Breakfast Power Sandwich.

 

The sprouted grain bread product was tested at Panera Bread’s newly revealed test bakery in New Haven, CT. An investment in baking innovation, the company is testing new bakery products at the New Haven location while reimagining Panera favorites, in full view of customers during the day.

 

“Our commitment to baking is on display in every one of our 1,800 bakery-cafes,” said Scott Davis, Panera Bread Chief Concept Officer. “Our test bakery is an extension of that commitment and bakery leadership.”

 

In addition to the highly anticipated new menu items, popular returning menu items include the Strawberry Poppyseed & Chicken Salad, Low-Fat Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup, Frozen Lemonade and Steel Cut Oatmeal with Cinnamon Crunch Topping, Summer Blueberries and Maple Butter Pecan Granola.

 

 

About Panera Bread

As of April 30, 2014, there are 1,800 bakery-cafes in 45 states and in Ontario, Canada operating under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co.® or Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. This includes 881 Company-owned bakery-cafes and 919 Franchise-operated bakery-cafes.

We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by chicken raised without antibiotics, whole grain bread, and select organic and all-natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans-fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across the United States and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on our website,http://www.panerabread.com.

Self Disclosure: No compensation received to post. Photo Credit: Panera Bread.

 

Comments

  1. Ken little says

    Do you serve glutten free breads

  2. Lois Lummer says

    Today, I had the tomato, cheese & greens flatbread sandwich. I saw & tasted the tomato & greens. There was virtually NO cheese on the sandwich! Since I ate it at home, I added a shredded 3 cheese mixture that I had, which made it more interesting and tasty.
    I will NOT order ANY of those flatbreads again ……. PLUS, it was not inexpensive!
    Definitely NOT up to Panera’s usual standards.

  3. These look really good, will be giving this a go. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe.

    Simon

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