Following a successful test run in Philadelphia last year, Panera Bread’s Double Bread Bowls will make their official debut across the country for a limited time.
Starting Thursday, February 14 and lasting until Thursday, February 28, customers can purchase these bowls, made from artisan Sourdough bread and featuring a crunchy crust and chewy center that pairs perfectly with Panera soups. Each Double Bread Bowl has two holes hollowed out on opposite ends and guests can select any soup combination of their choosing—91 different combinations in total.
“Since the test launch, we've seen an overwhelming response on social media from fans asking, ‘When will Double Bread Bowls come to my city?’ We're excited to answer that demand and spread the bread to guests nationwide,” says Tom Sadler, Panera's Vice President of Food & Beverage Product Development. “The Double Bread Bowl encourages our guests to take their favorite soups to the next level and share an unforgettable meal with a friend or loved one.”
The Double Bread Bowl will be available in participating cafes nationwide starting at $9.99 in-store, online, on the app via Rapid Pickup or delivery. Those ordering online or via the app can choose from these five combinations:
- Chicken Noodle and Broccoli Cheddar
- Creamy Tomato and Broccoli Cheddar
- Broccoli Cheddar and Broccoli Cheddar
- Bistro French Onion and Broccoli Cheddar
- Ten Vegetable and Creamy Tomato
The product release coincides with Valentine’s Day on February 14. Panera recommends “sharing with your BFF, significant other, or even a co-worker,” although one hungry customer would be able to handle the double bread bowl.