Panera launches new Panini, breakfast sandwich
March 30, 2010
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO. — Panera Bread Co. is introducing two new products — a bold and spicy Cuban Chicken Panini, and a Jalapeno and Cheddar Bagel Breakfast sandwich.
“After more than a year of development, we decided to test our Cuban Chicken Panini in the heart of the Cuban community — Miami,” said Dan Kish, Panera’s head chef. “While it was a risk to introduce our spin on a Cuban sandwich to a particularly demanding customer base, we figured that if it could succeed there, it could succeed anywhere. Judging by our customers’ response in Miami, we’re confident our take on the Cuban sandwich is going to be a welcome addition to the menu.”
The sandwich has chicken, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, chipotle mayo, sun-dried tomato ale mustard and is served on a focaccia. The breakfast sandwich uses the newly created Jalapeno and Cheddar bagel, with the traditional flour being replaced with corn flour. The sandwich also has egg, white cheddar cheese and smoked ham.