Healthy Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: Chipotle vs Panera Bread

chipotle vs panera bread

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)!!

chipotle vs panera salad

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)!!

chipotle vs panera more salad

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)!!

chipotle vs panera sandwich

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)!!

chipotle vs panera panini

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)!!

chipotle vs panera more panini

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!

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Facts Monday – Calories Face-Off: Chipotle vs Panera Bread

    • I went to Panera in my neighbourhood and I think they are just like any other bakeries or cafes. I love Chipotle because at least Chipotle has their own personalty.

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