Food News: Panera Rolls Out Summer Menu
Fast casual cafe Panera Bread is rolling out the summer flavors, as the St. Louis-based restaurant chain announced the addition of several new menu items recently. Among the new offerings? A Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad, a Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil salad, Strawberry Frozen Lemonade and a Sweet Onion and Poppyseed bagel. Here’s a little more info:
Strawberry Poppyseed Chicken Salad (280 calories, 8 g fat, 0.5 g sat fat)
All-natural, antibiotic-free chicken, romaine, strawberries, blueberries, pineapple, Mandarin oranges, pecans & reduced sugar, fat-free poppyseed dressing.
Tomato, Mozzarella and Basil (770 calories, 47 g fat, 16 g sat fat, 1 g trans fat)
Vine-ripened tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh basil & onion marinated in balsamic vinaigrette then mixed with fresh mozzarella, field greens, romaine, Asiago croutons, salt & pepper and olive oil.
Sweet Onion and Poppyseed bagel (400 calories, 7 g fat, 1 g sat fat)
Sourdough bagel filled with dried sweet onion pieces, poppyseeds.
Anyone tried any of these menu items yet? They all look great, but that Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil salad has my name on it (although you gotta wonder where the heck the trans fat comes from?) . Full nutritional info can be found here.