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Introducing new Flatbread Sandwiches at Panera Bread

We dined as a guest of Panera Bread

Panera Bread is doing something that they have never done before with the additional of their new flatbread sandwiches. Just in time for summer, these sandwiches boast a wide variety of flavors inside of a warm piece of soft flatbread.


After a busy day at school, the kids and I headed over to Panera Bread to try the new sandwiches. There are three different kinds of flatbread sandwiches, and we found that we all liked a different sandwich.



My favorite sandwich was the Mediterranean flatbread sandwich. The sandwich features chicken, curried lentil hummus, feta, cucumber and a napa cabbage blend, drizzled with tzatziki sauce. The best part of this sandwich is the curried lentil hummus that has a rich flavor that brings out the flavors of the antibiotic-free chicken.



My picky eater said, “yummy,” when taking his first bite of the Southwestern Chicken Flatbread Sandwich. This is not a dish that I would have expected him to fall head over heels in love with, but he sure did. The flatbread sandwich features some bold flavors including chicken, black bean hummus, feta, southwestern corn, napa cabbage blend and cilantro with BBQ ranch dressing.


My daughter thought that the Thai Chicken Flatbread sandwich was the best. She said that it tasted just like a sandwich from her favorite Thai restaurant. The Thai Chicken sandwich comes with chicken, cilantro jalapeño hummus, napa cabbage blend and cilantro with a peanut sauce & Thai vinaigrette.


Stay tuned because they will be launching a fourth new sandwich, a BBQ Chicken Flatbread on July 9th.

We could not dine at Panera Bread without having our favorite summer salad, their Strawberry Poppyseed and Chicken Salad. This fresh summer salad is loaded with fresh fruit and crispy lettuce. It can be paired with any of the flatbread sandwiches or their low-fat Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup.


When planning a family picnic this summer, Panera Bread is the perfect place to fill-up your family picnic basket with delicious flatbread sandwiches, cookies and baguettes.


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  1. I LOVE their tomato soup!

  2. Looks delicious!!!

  3. This all looks so amazing. I have been meaning to take my son to Panera. It was one of my cravings while pregnant with him.

  4. I love Panera!

  5. Love Panera….lot of healthy and vegetarian options!

  6. Although I love many of the soups and salads, what I usually buy is the Cinnamon Crunch Bagel with Honey Walnut Cream Cheese–it’s my favorite!

  7. Yum! I love Panera Bread!

  8. YUM! I am loving their new menu items! Thanks!
    I always like their breakfast sandwiches, and warm turkey sandwich.

  9. We LOVE Panera! My kids typically won’t eat sandwiches but will eat theirs!

  10. Love Panera yummy!

  11. Luv their Panini’s and the Napa Chicken Salad Sanwich!

  12. Luv the Paninis and the Napa Chicken Salad Sandwich!

  13. Love all of the salads!

  14. My kids love the macaroni 🙂

  15. Yummmmmm

  16. Was just there yesterday and tried the lemon orzo soup!

  17. Favorite Panera item is their souffle.

  18. the Napa Chicken Salad Sandwich!

  19. I have never been.

    • I love their panini sandwiches

  20. Ive never eaten there! This eould be the perfect reason to go!

  21. I just love Panera – their summer salads are just so good!! 🙂

  22. Great bagels!

  23. I love panini sandwich

  24. i like salad !

  25. The Bacon Turkey Bravo! <3

  26. I like the chicken panini.

  27. I love their broccoli and cheese soup

  28. I love their muffins.

  29. I love getting a turkey panini sandwich there

  30. I like the Mediterranean flatbread sandwich.

  31. Those flatbreads look yummy. I usually get the Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich when I go to Panera! It’s so good!

  32. My favorite thing is their potato soup.

  33. I like the soup in a bread bowl.

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  34. I love the cinnamon rolls!

  35. I love the napa almond chicken salad sandwich on honey wheat.

  36. I have never eaten there but sure would love to try it!

  37. I love the Thai Chicken Flatbread Sandwich!

  38. i love Napa Chicken Salad Sanwich

  39. I lik their panini sandwiches best.

  40. I love Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bowl.
    thank you

  41. I LOVE Panera!!! My fav food item is their broccoli cheddar soup!! I love everything they have though, it is all so fresh and delish!

  42. I like their Sierra turkey sandwich and lemonade

  43. Broccoli cheddar soup!

  44. Love their Mediterranean veggie sandwich

  45. I tried the BBQ chicken flatbread today and it was delicious. My 11 year old son had a bite and said it was his new favorite! I paired mine with my favorite Fuji Apple salad. I have yet to try the Thai chicken but you won’t be disappointed with the BBQ chicken.

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