Pepperoni and Four Cheese Options Join Flatbread Lineup, Building on the Brand’s Menu Innovation Geared Towards Off-Premise Diners
St. Louis, MO (RestaurantNews.com) Today, Panera announced the rollout of two new varieties of Flatbread Pizza – Pepperoni and Four Cheese, and new Flatbread Family Feast value meals as the brand continues to offer new crave-worthy items perfect for delivery and off-premise dining. The new Pepperoni Flatbread features Panera’s signature crisp crust topped with fresh mozzarella, traditional pepperoni and market tomato bell pepper sauce, and the Four Cheese Flatbread is topped with a creamy white garlic sauce and the delicious combination of parmesan, mozzarella, fontina and feta cheeses. Expertly crafted from Panera’s pantry of clean ingredients, both are available this week in participating U.S. bakery-cafes nationwide and on the Panera app for delivery or curbside pick-up.
Panera will also add two new Flatbread Family Feast value meals to give guests a meal the whole family can enjoy. The new bundles offer two Flatbread Pizzas and two Salads for $23 or three Flatbread Pizzas and three Salads for $29. Guests have their choice between any variety of Flatbread Pizzas along with a choice of Caesar and Greek Salad*.
The two new flavors round out Panera’s Flatbread Pizza lineup introduced last October, including Cheese, Margherita and Chipotle Chicken & Bacon. All Panera Flatbreads begin with a foundation of dough made from extra finely-ground flour and then topped with delicious, hearty ingredients – a single flatbread can be shared alongside your favorite soup or salad or as a hearty meal for one. Each Panera Flatbread Pizza is made with the clean, high quality ingredients found in the brand’s extensive pantry, with prices starting as low as $7.99.
“Our delicious flatbread pizza crust is the perfect canvas for our amazing ingredients, and we couldn’t resist adding even more flavors for our guests to choose from,” said Claes Petersson, Panera’s Chief Food & Innovation Officer. “Each new menu item begins with our commitment to serve more of the foods that our customers crave, like delicious, crispy pepperoni pizza and cheesy, toasty four cheese. We can’t wait for guests to try these new chef’s creations for themselves.”
“We are innovating to continue to delight our guests.” commented Panera Bread Chief Brand & Concept Officer Eduardo Luz. “We’ve served more than five million Flatbread Pizzas since we launched a few weeks back, and now with the addition of Pepperoni and Four Cheese, guests have five delicious choices the next time they order Panera, including curbside pickup or delivery.”
In addition to expanding the Flatbread pizza offerings, Panera has also added a new warm and hearty Teriyaki Chicken and Broccoli Bowl to the menu this January. For more information or to place your order, download the Panera app or visit www.panerabread.com.
*Pricing and locations may vary
About Panera Bread
Thirty years ago, at a time when quick service meant low quality, Panera set out to challenge this expectation. We believed that food that was good and that you could feel good about, served in a warm and welcoming environment by people who cared, could bring out the best in all of us. To us, that is food as it should be and that is why we exist.
So, we began with a simple commitment: to bake bread fresh every day in our bakery-cafes. No short cuts, just bakers with simple ingredients and hot ovens. Each night, any unsold bread and baked goods were shared with neighbors in need.
These traditions carry on today, as we have continued to find ways to be an ally for wellness to our guests. That means crafting a menu of soups, salads and sandwiches that we are proud to feed our families. Like poultry and pork raised without antibiotics on our salads and sandwiches. A commitment to transparency and options that empower our guests to eat the way they want. Seasonal flavors and whole grains. And a commitment to removing or not using artificial additives (preservatives, sweeteners, flavors, and colors from artificial sources on our No No list) in the food in our U.S. bakery-cafes. Why? Because we think that simpler is better and we believe in serving food as it should be. Because when you don’t have to compromise to eat well, all that is left is the joy of eating.
We’re also focused on improving quality and convenience. With investments in technology and operations, we now offer new ways to enjoy your Panera favorites – like mobile ordering aand Rapid Pick-Up® for to-go orders and delivery – all designed to make things easier for our guests.
As of December 29, 2020, there were 2,119 bakery-cafes in 48 states and in Ontario, Canada, operating under the Panera Bread® or Saint Louis Bread Co.® names. For more information, visit panerabread.com or find us on Twitter (@panerabread), Facebook (facebook.com/panerabread) or Instagram (@panerabread).
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