Panera debuts Signature Take, Spicy Take Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches

Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches come in phased rollout now through March 30

Panera Bread unveiled Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches, including Signature Take and Spicy Take, served on a buttered brioche roll. The chicken filet comes from a quarter pound of 100% all-white meat chicken breast. What’s more, the filet is marinated with chicken flavor and seasoned with Panera’s signature spice blend. The fast casual sources a filet that is seared golden brown and finished sous vide.

Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches preparation

The Panera Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches come topped with either parmesan crisps or spicy, crispy pickle chips and garlic aioli sauce. And as expected, the bakery-cafe chain uses chicken without antibiotics under its clean-ingredient sourcing practices. The sandwiches retail for a starting price of $10.99.

The Signature Take’s new garlic aioli sauce includes ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, garlic, and a secret blend of spices. In addition, the cafes add savory parmesan crisps for flavor and crunch and leafy emerald greens to convey freshness.

The Spicy Take, aimed at spicy-flavor aficionados, uses spicy, crispy pickle chips alongside its garlic aioli for topping the breast, giving the sandwich a profile of bold crunch and spice. Plus, the chicken sandwich balances heat and honey with a spicy buffalo sauce. The condiment blends aged red cayenne pepper and roasted garlic, balanced with “subtle notes of sweet honey and molasses.”

Nationwide rollout, free drink offer

“With Panera’s new Chef’s Chicken Sandwiches, we’re launching an exciting new platform, that will delight our guests,” said Eduardo Luz, chief brand & concept officer, Panera Bread. ” This is no ordinary chicken sandwich. This is for a guest looking for a delicious, chef-crafted, gourmet-level sandwich, freshly prepared and made with Clean ingredients in true Panera fashion. This will shatter the expectations of what a chicken sandwich should taste like, and we think they’re worth every bite and every penny.”


Panera Bread deployed a phased rollout starting this week. On March 30, Panera bakery-cafes nationwide and on the Panera app will have access to the Signature Take and Spicy Take starting March 30. Also, from April 4 through April 10, customers can use the code “FREEDRINK” to receive a free drink with any purchase of a Chef’s Chicken Sandwich.

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