Panera Adding Secret Menu Items to Regular Menu in 2014
It was almost a year ago when Panera Bread, America’s favorite sandwich chain, rolled out a "hidden menu" consisting of six off-menu items that you could still order by name, including a Power Steak Lettuce Wrap, Power Mediterranean Roasted Turkey Salad, and Power Breakfast Egg Bowl with Steak. The company today announced that two of those (formerly) "secret" items will be added to the regular menu as a limited-time offering beginning Jan. 1.
Intended to help customers plan healthy diets, two of the previously secret items — the Power Chicken Hummus Bowl and the Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey — will be joining the regular menu board. The Power Chicken Hummus Bowl contains chicken, cilantro-jalapeño hummus, baby spinach, cucumbers, diced tomatoes, red onions, lemon juice, and cilantro; and the Power Breakfast Egg White Bowl with Roasted Turkey contains sliced roasted turkey, egg whites, warm baby spinach, roasted peppers, and basil pesto.
Both Power Bowls contain less than 400 calories, are made without ingredients that contain gluten, and are made with all-natural ingredients. At the moment, the company can’t say how long the items will be on the regular menu for, and don’t currently have any plans to incorporate more Hidden Menu items onto the regular menu.