Panera Bread is another popular fast-casual establishment that started back in 1981. It is a bakery-cafe restaurant that offers soups, sandwiches, salads and bakery items. Let’s see if Panera Bread’s offerings are healthier than Chipotle.
1) Salad (Panera WINS)!!
Panera Bread’s Thai Chicken Salad – 490 calories (SCORE)
Chicken Salad with Pinto Beans, Fresh Tomato Salsa and Vinaigrette – 595 calories
2) More Salad (Chipotle WINS)!!
Panera Bread’s Greek With Chicken Salad – 490 calories
Chicken Burrito Bowl with Fajita Vegetables, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Cheese and Romaine Lettuce – 325 calories (SCORE)
3) Sandwich (Chipotle WINS)!!
Panera Bread’s Mediterrean Veggie Sandwich – 570 calories
Sofritas Burrito with Fajita Vegetables, Fresh Tomato Salsa, and Lettuce – 490 calories (SCORE)
4) More Sandwich (Chipotle WINS)!!
Panera Bread’s Chipotle Chicken Panini – 840 calories
Chicken Burrito with Fresh Tomato Salsa, Tomatillo-Green Chili Salsa and Cheese – 620 calories (SCORE)
5) More And More Sandwich (Chipotle WINS)!!
Panera Bread’s Smokehouse Turkey Panini – 720 calories
Barbacoa Burrito with Tomatillo-Red Chili Salsa and Cheese – 590 calories (SCORE)
I am not surprised that Chipotle serves healthier food than Panera Bread because Panera Bread do not offer a healthy menu.
I guess if you want to enjoy your favourite coffee and pastry at a well-trusted brand, Panera Bread would be good place to go.
Have you been to Panera Bread? What do you think of the food? Post your comments below. Till next time!