Last Updated on December 23, 2022
Written by CPA Alec Pow | Content Reviewed by Certified CFA CFA Alexander Popinker

Panera Bread is a popular casual fast food chain from the US that puts an emphasis on freshly baked food. Their fast-food locations make sure that all of their baked goods are freshly baked whenever they are served. Their restaurants are also known for donating all of the unsold food items to organizations that make hunger relief efforts. Their menus contain several food items you can choose from. You can order anything from green salads to cheesy breads. You can choose between chocolate cookies, gluten-free foods, and more.

Below you will find the latest prices you will find on the Panera Bread menu:


Signature Panini

Frontega Chicken Whole $7.99
Frontega Chicken Half $5.99
Steak & White Cheddar Whole $8.99
Steak & White Cheddar Half $6.49

Premium Signature Sandwiches

Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT Whole $8.99
Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT Half $6.49
Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Whole $9.49
Roasted Turkey, Apple & Cheddar Half $6.99

Signature Sandwiches

Bacon Turkey Bravo Whole $7.99
Bacon Turkey Bravo Half $5.99
Napa Almond Chicken Salad Whole $7.49
Napa Almond Chicken Salad Half $5.49
Italian Combo Whole $8.49
Italian Combo Half $6.39
Asiago Steak Whole $8.59
Asiago Steak Half $6.29

Cafe Sandwiches

Sierra Turkey Whole $7.49
Sierra Turkey Half $5.49
Smoked Turkey Breast Whole $6.49
Smoked Turkey Breast Half $4.99
Mediterranean Veggie Whole $6.69
Mediterranean Veggie Half $4.99
Classic Grilled Cheese Whole $6.69
Classic Grilled Cheese Half $4.99
Tuna Salad Whole $6.69
Tuna Salad Half $4.99
Smoked Ham & Swiss Whole $6.69
Smoked Ham & Swiss Half $4.99

Broth Bowls

Meal Includes Broth & Half Sandwich, Soup Cup, Panini, or Half Salad
Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken   $8.99
Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame   $8.49
Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken   $8.99
Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Cage-Free Egg   $8.49
Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame or Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Cage-Free Egg – Meal   $11.49
Soba Noodle Bowl with Chicken or Lentil Quinoa Bowl with Chicken – Meal   $11.99

Premium Signature Pastas

Meal Includes Pasta & Half Sandwich, Soup Cup, Panini, or Half Salad

Chicken Tortellini Alfredo   $8.49
Butternut Squash Ravioli   $8.49
Pasta Primavera   $8.49
Pesto Sacchettini Pasta   $7.49
Tortellini Alfredo Pasta   $7.19
Pesto Sacchettini or Tortellini Alfredo Pasta – Meal   $10.69
Chicken Tortellini Alfredo, Butternut Squash Ravioli or Pasta Primavera – Meal   $11.79

Signature Pastas

Mac & Cheese Small $5.39
Mac & Cheese Large $8.39
Mac & Cheese Bread Bowl $6.39


Cinnamon Raisin Swirl Loaf $4.99
French Baguette $3.19
Asiago Cheese Demi $3.39
Asiago Cheese Loaf $4.79
All Natural White Bread Loaf $3.99
All Natural White Bread Miche $7.99
Sourdough Bread Bowl $2.29
Sourdough Loaf $3.99
Sourdough Extra Large Loaf $4.99
Whole Grain Loaf $3.99
Whole Grain Miche $7.99
Honey Wheat Loaf $3.99
Tomato Basil Loaf $5.39
Country Loaf $3.99
Country Miche $7.99
Rye Loaf $3.99
Rye Miche $7.99
Ciabatta Loaf $3.49
Sesame Semolina Bread Loaf $3.99
Sesame Semolina Bread Miche $7.99
Focaccia Bread With Asiago Cheese Loaf $3.69
Sea Salt Focaccia Loaf $3.39
Soft Dinner Roll   $0.99
Sprouted Whole Grain Roll   $1.29
Sourdough Bread Bowl 2-Pack $3.79
Sprouted Grain Rolls 6-Pack $4.29
Soft Dinner Rolls 6-Pack $3.29
Holiday Bread (Limited Time)   $6.99


Tomato Mozzarella Flatbread   $5.29
Chicken, Ham & Swiss Flatbread   $6.29
Roasted Turkey Cranberry Flatbread   $6.29
Southwestern Chicken Flatbread   $5.29
Tomato Mozzarella or Southwestern Chicken Flatbreads 2 Pc. $7.99
Chicken, Ham & Swiss or Roasted Turkey Cranberry Flatbreads 2 Pc. $8.99

Premium Signature Salads

Chicken Cobb with Avocado Whole $8.99
Chicken Cobb with Avocado Half $6.49
Power Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Whole $9.59
Power Kale Chicken Caesar Salad Half $6.99
Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad Whole $9.49
Mediterranean Chicken & Quinoa Salad Half $6.99
Ancient Grain, Arugula & Chicken Salad Whole $9.59
Ancient Grain, Arugula & Chicken Salad Half $6.99

Signature Salads

BBQ Chicken Salad Whole $8.99
BBQ Chicken Salad Half $6.29
Thai Chicken Salad Whole $8.99
Thai Chicken Salad Half $6.49
Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Whole $7.99
Asian Sesame Chicken Salad Half $5.99
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Whole $8.79
Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Half $6.29
Chicken Caesar Salad Whole $7.99
Chicken Caesar Salad Half $5.99
Greek with Chicken Salad Whole $7.99
Greek with Chicken Salad Half $5.99
Classic with Chicken Salad Whole $7.99
Classic with Chicken Salad Half $5.99
Chicken Cobb Salad Whole $8.99
Chicken Cobb Salad Half $6.39

Cafe Salads

Greek Salad Whole $6.39
Greek Salad Half $4.89
Classic Salad Whole $6.39
Classic Salad Half $4.99
Caesar Salad Whole $6.39
Caesar Salad Half $4.99

Individual Soups

Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup Cup $4.49
Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup Bowl $5.49
Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup Bread Bowl $5.49
Broccoli Cheddar Soup Cup $4.49
Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bowl $5.49
Broccoli Cheddar Soup Bread Bowl $5.49
All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup Cup $4.49
All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup Bowl $5.49
All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup Bread Bowl $5.49
All-Natural Turkey Chili Cup $5.29
All-Natural Turkey Chili Bowl $6.29
All-Natural Turkey Chili Bread Bowl $6.49
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Cup $4.49
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Bowl $5.49
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Bread Bowl $5.49
Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Cup $4.49
Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Bowl $5.49
Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup Bread Bowl $5.49
New England Clam Chowder Soup Cup $4.49
New England Clam Chowder Soup Bowl $5.49
New England Clam Chowder Soup Bread Bowl $5.49
Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup Cup $4.49
Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup Bowl $5.29
Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup Bread Bowl $5.29
Baked Potato Soup Cup $4.29
Baked Potato Soup Bowl $5.29
Baked Potato Soup Bread Bowl $5.29
Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup Cup $4.29
Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup Bowl $5.29
Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup Bread Bowl $5.29

Group Soups

Serves 4

Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup   $12.99
Broccoli Cheddar Soup   $12.99
All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup   $12.99
All-Natural Turkey Chili   $18.99
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup   $12.99
Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup   $12.99
New England Clam Chowder Soup   $12.99
Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup   $12.99
Baked Potato Soup   $12.99
Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup   $12.99

Panera Kids Menu

On All-Natural White Bread
Kid’s Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich   $4.29
Kid’s Grilled Cheese   $4.29
Kid’s Smoked Turkey Sandwich   $4.29
Kid’s Smoked Ham Sandwich   $4.29
Kid’s Caesar Salad   $4.59
Kid’s Classic Cafe Salad   $4.59
Kid’s Greek Salad   $4.59
Signature Mac & Cheese Kid’s Meal   $4.99
Kid’s Buttered Ribbon Noodle   $4.49
Kid’s Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup   $4.29
Kid’s Low-Fat Vegetarian Black Bean Soup   $4.29
Kid’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup   $4.29
Kid’s All Natural Low-Fat Chicken Noodle Soup   $4.29
Kid’s Vegetarian Creamy Tomato Soup   $4.29
Kid’s Turkey Chili   $4.99
Kids New England Clam Chowder Soup   $4.29
Kids Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup   $4.29
Kids Baked Potato Soup   $4.29
Kids Low-Fat Garden Vegetable Soup   $4.29


Cinnamon Crunch Bagel 1 Pc. $1.59
Asiago Bagel 1 Pc. $1.59
Plain Bagel 1 Pc. $1.29
Blueberry Bagel 1 Pc. $1.59
Everything Bagel 1 Pc. $1.29
Whole Grain Bagel 1 Pc. $1.29
Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat 1 Pc. $1.29
Sesame Bagel 1 Pc. $1.29
Chocolate Chip Bagel 1 Pc. $1.59
Cinnamon Swirl Bagel 1 Pc. $1.59
French Toast Bagel 1 Pc. $1.59
Pumpkin Pie Bagel (Limited Time) 1 Pc. $1.59
Bagel Pack (Bagels & 2 Tubs Of Cream Cheese Spread) 13 Pc. $14.99
Baker’s Dozen 13 Pc. $10.49
Half Dozen Bagels 6 Pc. $6.49
Dozen & Half Bagels 18 Pc. $13.99


Plain Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.49
Plain Cream Cheese Tub $3.19
Reduced Fat Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.49
Reduced Fat Cream Cheese Tub $3.19
Hazelnut Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.49
Hazelnut Cream Cheese Tub $3.19
Chive and Onion Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.49
Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Tub $3.19
Reduced-Fat Roasted Veg 2 oz. $1.49
Reduced-Fat Roasted Veg Tub $3.19
Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.49
Wild Blueberry Cream Cheese Tub $3.19
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese 2 oz. $1.49
Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Tub $3.19
Peanut Butter 2 oz. $0.99
Preserves 2 oz. $0.69

Parfaits, Fruit & Oatmeal

Fruit Cup $2.79
Strawberry Parfait   $3.99
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Apple Chips & Pecans   $4.49
Oatmeal with Fresh Strawberries & Pecans   $4.49
Power Almond Quinoa Oatmeal   $4.49

Pastries & Sweets

Cinnamon Roll 1 Pc. $2.99
Bear Claw 1 Pc. $2.99
Gooey Butter Pastry 1 Pc. $2.99
Cobblestone 1 Pc. $2.99
Pecan Braid 1 Pc. $2.99
Chocolate Pastry 1 Pc. $2.99
Cheese Pastry 1 Pc. $2.99
Pecan Roll 1 Pc. $2.99
Cherry Pastry 1 Pc. $2.99
Pastry Ring   $8.99
Butter Croissant 1 Pc. $2.49
Carrot Cake with Walnuts 1 Pc. $2.99
Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Slice $2.99
Cinnamon Crumb Coffee Cake Whole $16.49

Brownies & Cookies

Mitten Cookie 1 Pc. $2.79
Chocolate Chipper Cookie 1 Pc. $2.19
Toffee Nut Cookie 1 Pc. $2.19
Chocolate Duet Sandwich Cookie 1 Pc. $2.49
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 1 Pc. $2.19
Candy Cookie 1 Pc. $2.19
Shortbread Cookie 1 Pc. $2.19
Petite Cookies 12 Pc. $5.39
Chocolate Brownie 1 Pc $2.79

Cupcakes, Muffins, Muffies & Scones

Apple Crunch Muffin 1 Pc. $2.39
Chocolate Chip Muffie 1 Pc. $1.79
Pumpkin Muffin 1 Pc. $2.49
Pumpkin Muffie 1 Pc. $1.79
Blueberry Muffin with Fresh Blueberries 1 Pc. $2.69
Cranberry Orange Muffin 1 Pc. $2.39
Cinnamon Crunch Scone 1 Pc. $2.89
Orange Scone 1 Pc. $2.89
Caramel Apple Thumbprint Scone 1 Pc. $2.89
Wild Blueberry Scone 1 Pc. $2.89
Mini Scone Variety Pack 9 Pc. $7.39


Apple   $1.19
Banana   $1.19
Chips   $1.09
Baked Chips   $1.19
Blueberry or Strawberry Squeezable Yogurt   $1.39

Iced Drinks

Soda Medium $2.19
Soda Large $2.39
Iced Caffe Latté   $3.69
Iced Caffe Mocha   $4.29
Iced Caramel Latté   $4.29
Iced Coffee Medium $2.19
Iced Coffee Large $2.49
Iced Chai Tea Latté Medium $4.29
Iced Chai Tea Latté Large $4.99
Iced Green Tea Medium $2.99
Iced Green Tea Large $3.29
Iced Tea Medium $2.19
Iced Tea Large $2.29
Lemonade Medium $2.49
Lemonade Large $2.79
Water Bottle $2.19
Orange Juice Bottle $2.79
Horizon Reduced Fat Organic Milk or Chocolate Milk   $1.79
Organic Apple Juice   $1.79
San Pellegrino Sparkling Water Bottle $2.79
Panera Lemonade Bottle $2.29
Harmless Harvest Coconut Water Bottle $329
Blueprint Green or Red Juice Bottle $6.39

Frozen Drinks

Frozen Caramel or Mocha Medium $4.49
Frozen Caramel or Mocha Large $4.99

Espresso & Hot Drinks

Pumpkin Spice Latté (Limited Time)   $4.39
Cafe Latté Regular $3.69
Cafe Latté Large $4.49
Skinny Cafe Mocha Regular $4.19
Skinny Cafe Mocha Large $4.99
Caramel Latté Regular $4.19
Caramel Latté Large $4.99
Cafe Mocha Regular $4.19
Cafe Mocha Large $4.99
Chai Tea Latté Regular $4.39
Chai Tea Latté Large $4.99
Cappuccino Regular $3.59
Cappuccino Large $4.39
Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows Medium $3.39
Hot Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Marshmallows Large $3.69
Hot Coffee Small $1.99
Hot Coffee Medium $2.29
Hot Coffee Large $2.49
Travel Refill   $1.99
Hot Tea   $1.99
Espresso   $1.99

Fruit Smoothies

Low-Fat Mango or Wild Berry Smoothie Regular $4.49
Low-Fat Strawberry Banana Smoothie Regular $4.49
Low Fat Strawberry Smoothie with Ginseng Regular $4.49
Fat-Free Superfruit Power Smoothie with Ginseng Regular $4.49
Green Passion Power Smoothie Regular $4.49

Brand History

Panera started out as a different restaurant altogether, known as St. Louis Bread. This restaurant was opened by Ken Rosenthal around the year 1987. He opened the first location of this chain in Kirkwood Missouri. This initial location was followed by 20 more in a short time span. When this franchise was bought by Au Bon Pain Co. Inc, an important change in management was made, which lead the restaurant chain on a new path.

Au Bon Pain Co. Inc. noticed the growing popularity of St. Louis Bread and understood its huge potential. This is why this chain underwent some major changes. These changes made it possible for the restaurant to see a 75% volume size increase. Along with these changes also came the restaurant’s name change to Panera. This name had roots in Latin and Spanish, where it means “time for bread”, or “breadbasket”. Although the chain changed its name, the original restaurants in St. Louis insisted to keep their names.

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The thought process behind Au Bon Pain Co., Inc.’s decision was that it had to sell off all of its resources to help the franchise reach its full potential. It was at this point that the company became what we know today to be the Panera brand. Along with the name change also came rapid growth. Stock prices grew so fast that the fast-food chain was able to open a new location every 5 days. It reached a point where the company actually bought a stake in the newer chain called Paradise Bakery and Cafe.

The franchise made all the right steps and continued to grow, going on to do some very interesting things. It was actually the first national chain to alert its customers about the calorie numbers in their food. It slowly became a road opener for other chains, also being the first fast-food chain to offer free Wi-Fi in its locations. Nowadays this franchise continues to grow and expand its menu.

Panera Menu

Panera Bread Menu ItemsMost people seem to really enjoy the items on this restaurant’s menu. Several menu items are the most popular among the chain’s customers. For example, when you order their grilled cheese, it will come with a bread of your choice. Regardless of whether you’re on a diet or not, you will always find a salad for you at this restaurant. You will also find whole loaves, souffles, pastries, breakfast items, and even soups at Panera. The taste of their meals is often called bold and fresh.

Panera is known to have prices considerably higher than most other fast-food items and their prices will differ slightly from one location to another. You will spend around $8.00 on their Sierra Turkey sandwich. The Soba Noodle Bowl with Edamame will also cost around $8.00. You should be prepared to spend around $9.00 on a whole Chicken Cobb Salad with Avocado. The whole loaves that you will find at Panera are among their most-ordered menu items. The Loaf of Cinnamon Raisin Swirl is priced at around $5.00. You will also spend around $4.00 on a Sourdough loaf.

You will find a private and calm ambiance in all Panera locations. Customers will usually be able to either sit at tables, booths, or on a patio outside. This means that you will find a seating type that suits you regardless. Most locations will play only classical music. This will keep you relaxed even during hectic lunch hours or on busy or stressful days. All restaurants are kept very clean and their general hygiene is impeccable.

Their service is impeccable as well. Customers can be sure that they will be treated as well as humanly possible. Most of the time you will be faced with a low waiting time. Even during the busiest hours and despite how busy they get from time to time, the wait times are kept inside normal intervals. You will find at least one Panera location in most US states. The only states that still don’t have a Panera restaurant, are Wyoming, North Dakota, Idaho, Montana, and Utah.

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Panera also offers a delivery service. You can even take advantage of a coupon worth 50% off on delivery orders. This coupon has been made for possible customers to test out their delivery services. Depending on the distance from you to their location, the delivery fee can be anywhere between $3 and $6.

It is very easy and straightforward to place an order on their website, especially if you’re an older client of Panera and know exactly what you like. But how is the actual food? It comes packed well when ordered as delivery and it has a delicious taste. You can usually eat it right out of the wrapper without making a lot of mess. You will usually get it at home still warm, most deliveries getting fulfilled in less than 30 minutes.

Panera FAQs

Why is Panera so expensive?

The main reason why Panera is more expensive than other places of its kind is because it prides itself on using only healthy ingredients, which, as you know, are more expensive. As an example, they use quinoa instead of rice, which usually is a more expensive alternative. As you’d expect, using healthier ingredients will lead to more expensive final products, especially in the fast food industry where most restaurants keep prices very low, especially with the use of horrible ingredients.

What Is The Cheapest Thing At Panera?

The least expensive item you can get from the Panera Bread menu is the bagel and coffee. You can order a tub for $2 and skip the cream cheese individual serving, taking the rest home.

What is the most popular item at Panera Bread?

The most expensive items from the Panera menu are:
Baked Egg Souffle
Ten Vegetable Soup
Creamy Tomato Soup
Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken
Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie
Thai Chicken Soup
Broccoli Cheddar Soup

What is the best bread at Panera?

If you’re looking for a bread with very few calories, then the whole grain miche is for you. It only has 130 calories per serving. Some similarly good choices would be the whole grain loaf or the whole grain baguette, both at about 140 calories.

At what time does Panera Bread close?

Usually, you should expect Panera Bread to close at around 9 PM on weekdays and 10 PM on the weekends.

At what time does Panera Bread open?

Most Panera Bread restaurants will open at around 6 AM.

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