According to the worker, the list of discontinued Panera Bread items is about to get a whole lot longer. In a lengthy memo given to the Panera Bread employees by their manager, it appears the chain could be cutting over 30 offerings from its current menu. Surprisingly, fan-favorite sandwiches like the Steak and White Cheddar and the Napa Almond Chicken Salad Sandwich are at the top of the list, as well as the only two vegan soup offerings, Bistro French Onion and 10-Vegetable Soup.
Other alleged eliminations include several of the hot entrée bowls, all of the flatbread pizzas that debuted in 2020, and the blueberry, sesame, chocolate chip, and chive and onion bagels. Many pastries, including the beloved kitchen sink cookie, are also to be discontinued, it seems. The comments were flooded with disappointed Panera fans claiming they will no longer visit the restaurant when their favorite items disappear. One user shared their disappointment, saying, “Almost all of the things I get at Panera [are] on this list.” Another commenter claimed, “As a former Panera manager, this is going to go over TERRIBLY.”
In anticipation of these changes, the TikTok creator encouraged Panera customers not to take their frustration out on the employees. They shared, “Speaking for myself… and I’m sure my coworkers would agree… we wouldn’t be getting rid of half of these things.”