Earlier this year, Panera Bread announced the launch of three new sandwiches, Toasted Baguettes, available at Panera bakery-cafes nationwide starting January 12. Available in three crave-worthy options, new Toasted Baguettes feature Panera's iconic baguette packed with generous flavor.
"At Panera, our chefs and bakers know that our iconic Panera baguette is beloved by our guests as a side to our many soups, salads and entrees – so, what better way to deliver a new craveable innovation than by using it for a sandwich filled with bold and fresh flavors?" said Claes Petersson, head chef and chief food innovation officer, Panera Bread. "Toasting our baguette sandwiches gives the perfect blend of crunchy crust with a pillowy-soft center that makes it easy to take the perfect bite, and we're excited to offer our guest three delicious flavors to enjoy."
The three new delicious and hand-crafted Toasted Baguette flavor offerings—Green Goddess Caprese, Pepperoni Mozzarella and Smoky Buffalo Chicken—mark the first time Panera has created a sandwich on its signature French baguette.
The launch of Toasted Baguettes builds on Panera's top-selling sandwich category.
Panera creates The Familiar, Made FantasticTM by adding an extra touch to make delicious food that guests can feel great about eating – and new Toasted Baguettes are no exception. The abundant sandwiches start at $9.99 each (plus tax) and are freshly prepared with Clean ingredients in three bold and fresh recipes, including:
- Green Goddess Caprese Melt: Peppadew™ peppers, fresh mozzarella, grated parmesan, basil, arugula, green goddess dressing, garlic aioli and salt & pepper on Panera's signature baguette
- Pepperoni Mozzarella Melt: Pepperoni, fresh mozzarella, fontina/mozzarella blend and market sauce on Panera's signature baguette
- Smoky Buffalo Chicken Melt: Smoked chicken, American cheese, fresh red onions and Buffalo sauce on Panera's signature baguette
"Following last year's extremely successful launch of Chef's Chicken Sandwich, the launch of Toasted Baguettes is the next phase of our sandwich strategy," said Eduardo Luz, chief brand & concept officer, Panera Bread. "Our Toasted Baguettes take inspiration from the best cafes in Europe, with fresh and Clean ingredients that define Panera's food with a heavy emphasis on both abundance and value for our guests."