LAKEWOOD, COLO. — Queso is coming to breakfast.

Einstein Bros. Bagels is introducing the Bacon & Queso Egg Sandwich. It features the brand's signature queso, which has been updated to include double-whipped jalapeño salsa shmear and spicy green chilies. The sandwich also includes smoked applewood bacon and seasoned cage-free eggs stacked on a bagel of the customer's choice.

“Everyone loves queso, but until now, it has stayed off the breakfast table - for no good reason,” said Chad Thompson, head of culinary innovation at Einstein Bros. Bagels, part of JAB Holding Co.'s Panera Brands family. “Queso fans are going to love the pairing of our signature queso with a classic bacon and egg bagel sandwich, giving them plenty of options when they walk into an Einstein Bros. Bagels bakery.”

The Bacon & Queso Egg Sandwich will be available at Einstein Bros. Bagels restaurants beginning Sept. 16. The new queso also may be added to any existing Einstein Bros. sandwich for 75 cents.