Food News: Panera Bread Rolls Out Fall Menu

College football season is about to enter its third week and the 90 degree scorchers have gone away. Yep, it’s fall, which means Panera Bread is changing up its menu for the seasons. Here are some of the autumn highlights that are new to this year’s menu.

New! Roasted Turkey Artichoke Panini

All-natural roasted turkey, artichoke-parmesan spread, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and fresh baby spinach, all grilled on our Asiago Cheese Focaccia (780 calories, 33 grams fat, 11 grams sat fat, .5 grams trans fat, 40 grams protein)

New! Roasted Turkey Harvest Salad

All-natural roasted turkey, a mix of romaine and field greens, fresh d’Anjou pears, dried cherries, Gorgonzola cheese and toasted pecans, all tossed in our cherry balsamic vinaigrette (530 calories, 36 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 20 grams sugars, 26 grams protein)

New! Chocolate Pecan Babka

A rich, sweet egg bread that is marbled with semi-sweet chocolate and toasted pecans (570 calories, 29 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 32 grams sugar)

New! Low-Fat Cranberry Orange Smoothie with Ginseng

Cranberry puree and orange juice with ginseng, blended with organic, low-fat Stonyfield Farm® vanilla yogurt and ice (300 calories, 1.5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 59 grams sugar)

In addition to these items, Panera is also bringing back their All-Natural Steak Chili with Cornbread (Ryan’s review here) and Pumpkin Spice Latte. Be on the lookout for these fall treats starting this week.

14 comments on “Food News: Panera Bread Rolls Out Fall Menu

  1. Daniel N says:

    Anybody try the new roast turkey panini yet? The old turkey was good but this one comes on my favorite bread a Panera, the asiago. I’m definetly going this weekend, maybe I’ll do a mini review for grubgrade.

  2. SPM says:

    Any sodium figures on these items? I am sure they are through the roof.

    • Justin ST says:

      Just letting you know, I read your comments to JB in that Chili Cheese article, and you have no idea what you’re talking about!

      You’re not looking at this from a long-term perspective, which is a problem in this country! It is not a secret that Burger King is struggling and that Wendy’s has problems. McDonald’s is going to have problems soon. JB’s point is that there is a changing of the guard. It may take some time, but it is happening.

      You’re trying to insinuate that many of the big guys are doing something right, but they aren’t. The buzz about many of these places isn’t good. Wendy’s is too expensive, Burger King isn’t fresh, McDonald’s stuff doesn’t taste good and there are too many items that require too much labor and inventory. Taco Bell, I don’t need to get into that, but they were bulletproof before that incident. A lot of fast food joints are struggling in big cities. Personally, if I could, I try to avoid them as much as possible unless I have a coupon. I’m not the only one.

  3. Ryan says:

    Roasted red peppers are under utilized… I’m all over that panini.

  4. TonyJaguar says:

    That nutrition figure for the panini is for half a sandwich.

  5. kikurage says:

    Very good. New menus are colorful like a flower.

  6. Charlotte says:

    But what about the cinnamon babka!?

  7. hilaritynsuz says:

    Someone brought us a big panera choco pecan babka as a gift, oh my gosh it was AWFUL. Everyone took a big piece and promptly threw it (and the babka!) away.

    Just…ugh. Very dry and tasteless.

  8. hungryguy says:

    Look how much sugar is in that smoothie! Panera pretends it uses better ingredients, but really most of their food is made with some type of artificial ingredients. And their sodium count is way too high!!

  9. At says:

    I loved the chocolate pecan babka. It was really good warmed in the microwave for 30 seconds then sprayed with butter. It tasted freshly baked. As for the turkey sandwich, I have yet to try it but it looks really good. All of the stuff that I’ve tried here so far has been worth the price.

  10. Ms Bidding says:

    I absolutely loved this salad, and felt it should have been added to the menu permanently. I was disappointed to see it go. At first I didn’t like it, but after the second try I was hooked. Hopefully it will be back next fall.

  11. Drex says:

    I had to look up the chocolate pecan babka from panera. I agree It was horrible! Very dry, chewy and bitter. No flavor at all. I took a small piece took one bite and the whole thing went in the trash

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