In this post, I share the updated Panera Bread menu prices in 2023. Like most fast-casual restaurants, menu prices have fluctuated and increased over the past two years. But I’m happy to report there are still some smart ways to save money on your next visit to make things more affordable. Let’s take a look.

Soup & Mac

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Mac & CheeseSmall$7.79
Mac & CheeseBread Bowl$10.29
Mac & CheeseLarge$11.89
Mac & CheeseGroup$29.69
Broccoli Cheddar Mac & CheeseSmall$7.79
Broccoli Cheddar Mac & CheeseBread Bowl$10.29
Broccoli Cheddar Mac & CheeseLarge$11.89
Broccoli Cheddar Mac & CheeseGroup$29.69
Broccoli Cheddar SoupCup$6.79
Broccoli Cheddar SoupBowl$7.99
Broccoli Cheddar SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Broccoli Cheddar SoupGroup$20.29
Homestyle Chicken Noodle SoupCup$6.79
Homestyle Chicken Noodle SoupBowl$7.99
Homestyle Chicken Noodle SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Homestyle Chicken Noodle SoupGroup$20.29
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice SoupCup$6.79
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice SoupBowl$7.99
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice SoupGroup$20.29
Vegetarian Autumn Squash SoupCup$6.79
Vegetarian Autumn Squash SoupBowl$7.99
Vegetarian Autumn Squash SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Vegetarian Autumn Squash SoupGroup$20.29
Turkey ChiliCup$7.79
Turkey ChiliBowl$8.89
Turkey ChiliBread Bowl$9.79
Turkey ChiliGroup$27.29
Creamy Tomato SoupCup$6.79
Creamy Tomato SoupBowl$7.99
Creamy Tomato SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Creamy Tomato SoupGroup$20.29
Bistro French Onion SoupCup$6.79
Bistro French Onion SoupBowl$7.99
Bistro French Onion SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Bistro French Onion SoupGroup$20.29
Ten Vegetable SoupCup$6.79
Ten Vegetable SoupBowl$7.99
Ten Vegetable SoupBread Bowl$8.79
Ten Vegetable SoupGroup$20.29
Thai Chicken SoupCup$7.79
Thai Chicken SoupBowl$8.89
Thai Chicken SoupBread Bowl$9.79
Thai Chicken SoupGroup$27.29
Kids Signature Mac & Cheese$7.79
Kids Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese$7.79
Kids Turkey Chili$7.79
Kids Broccoli Cheddar Soup$6.79
Kids Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup$6.79
Kids Creamy Tomato Soup$6.79
Kids Vegetarian Autumn Squash Soup$6.79
Kids Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup$6.79
Kids Bistro French Onion Soup$6.79

Salad

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Green Goddess Cobb Salad with ChickenHalf$11.29
Green Goddess Cobb Salad with ChickenWhole$14.39
Fuji Apple Salad with ChickenHalf$9.89
Fuji Apple Salad with ChickenWhole$12.69
Greek SaladHalf$8.29
Greek SaladWhole$10.29
Asian Sesame Salad with ChickenHalf$9.89
Asian Sesame Salad with ChickenWhole$12.69
Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with ChickenHalf$11.29
Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with ChickenWhole$14.39
BBQ Chicken SaladHalf$9.89
BBQ Chicken SaladWhole$12.69
Caesar SaladHalf$8.29
Caesar SaladWhole$10.29
Caesar Salad with ChickenHalf$9.89
Caesar Salad with ChickenWhole$12.69
Kids Citrus Asian Crunch Salad with Chicken$11.29
Kids Green Goddess Cobb Salad with Chicken$11.29
Kids Greek Salad$8.29
Kids Asian Sesame Chicken Salad$9.89
Kids Fuji Apple Salad with Chicken$9.89
Kids Chicken Caesar Salad$9.89
Kids Caesar Salad$8.29

Warm Bowl

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl$14.29
Baja Bowl$11.29
Baja Bowl with Chicken$13.29
Mediterranean Bowl$11.89
Mediterranean Bowl with Chicken$13.29

Sandwich

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
The Signature Take Chicken Sandwich$13.29
The Spicy Take Chicken Sandwich$13.29
Chipotle Chicken Avocado MeltHalf$10.29
Chipotle Chicken Avocado MeltWhole$12.79
Toasted Frontega ChickenHalf$10.29
Toasted Frontega ChickenWhole$12.79
Toasted Steak & White CheddarHalf$10.99
Toasted Steak & White CheddarWhole$14.29
Bacon Turkey Bravo SandwichHalf$10.29
Bacon Turkey Bravo SandwichWhole$12.79
Classic Grilled Cheese SandwichHalf$7.29
Classic Grilled Cheese SandwichWhole$9.29
Smokehouse BBQ Chicken SandwichHalf$9.29
Smokehouse BBQ Chicken SandwichWhole$12.29
Napa Almond Chicken Salad SandwichHalf$9.29
Napa Almond Chicken Salad SandwichWhole$12.29
Tuna Salad SandwichHalf$9.29
Tuna Salad SandwichWhole$12.29
Deli Turkey SandwichHalf$9.29
Deli Turkey SandwichWhole$12.29
Mediterranean VeggieHalf$7.29
Mediterranean VeggieWhole$9.29
Grilled Mac & Cheese SandwichHalf$10.29
Grilled Mac & Cheese SandwichWhole$12.79
Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLTHalf$10.99
Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLTWhole$14.29
Kids Grilled Cheese$6.69
Kids Deli Turkey Sandwich$6.69
Kids Roasted Turkey & Avocado BLT$10.99
Kids Toasted Steak & White Cheddar$10.99
Kids Grilled Mac & Cheese Sandwich$10.29
Kids Tuna Salad Sandwich$9.29
Kids Napa Almond Chicken Sandwich$9.29

Pizza

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Chipotle Chicken & Bacon Flatbread Pizza$12.29
Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza$12.29
Sausage & Pepperoni Flatbread Pizza$12.29
Margherita Flatbread Pizza$10.29
Cheese Flatbread Pizza$9.29
Kid's Flatbread Pizza$9.29

Value Duets

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Napa Almond Chicken Sandwich & Chicken Wild Rice Soup$8.99
Classic Grilled Cheese& Tomato Soup$8.99
Smokehouse BBQ Chicken Sandwich & Creamy Tomato Soup$8.99
Tuna Sandwich and Creamy Tomato Soup$8.99
Caesar Salad & Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup$8.99
Greek Salad & Creamy Tomato Soup$8.99

Breakfast Sandwiches (Before 10:30AM)

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Sausage, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Asiago Bagel$7.49
Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Asiago Bagel$7.49
Chipotle Chicken, Scrambled Egg & Avocado on Ciabatta$6.89
Chipotle Chicken, Egg & Avocado on Ciabatta$6.89
Bacon, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Ciabatta$6.89
Avocado, Egg White & Spinach$6.89
Bacon, Egg & Cheese on Brioche$6.89
Bacon, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Brioche$6.89
Sausage, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Ciabatta$6.89
Sausage, Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Brioche$6.89
Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Brioche$6.89
Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Ciabatta$5.79
Scrambled Egg & Cheese on Brioche$5.79
Egg & Cheese on Brioche$5.79
Breakfast Sandwich Feast$19.59
Fresh Baked Goods Feast$21.99

Baked Egg Souffles (Before 10:30AM)

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Spinach & Bacon Souffle$6.89
Four Cheese Souffle$6.89
Spinach & Artichoke Souffle$6.89

Parfaits, Fruit Cups, and Oatmeal (Before 10:30AM)

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Steel Cut Oatmeal with Strawberries & Pecans$6.29
Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries Parfait$5.89
Fresh Fruit Cup$4.69

Family Feast Value Meals

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
2 Flatbread Pizza Family Feast$56.29
2 Flatbread Pizza Family Feast with Vanilla Cinnamon Rolls$34.69
3 Flatbread Pizza Family Feast with Vanilla Cinnamon Rolls$65.29
3 Flatbread Pizza Family Feast$46.29
4 Flatbread Pizza Family Feast with Cookies$92.69
Family Feast$40.49
Family Feast with Cookies$46.29
Kid's Family Feast with Soup or Mac$40.49
Kid's Family Feast with Soup or Mac & Cookies$46.29
Premium Family Feast$57.69
Premium Family Feast with Cookies$62.49
The Chef's Chicken Sandwiches Family Feast$75.29

Bakery Menu

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Cinnamon Crunch Bagel$2.49
Asiago Bagel$2.49
Everything Bagel$2.49
Plain Bagel$2.49
Blueberry Bagel$2.49
Chocolate Chip Bagel$2.49
Cinnamon Swirl Bagel$2.49
Sesame Bagel$2.49
Sprouted Grain Bagel Flat$2.49
Jalapeno & Cheddar Bagel$2.49
Half Dozen Bagels$9.59
Tuesday Baker's Dozen$10.59
Baker's Dozen Bagels$16.39
Dozen & a Half Bagels$20.49
Bagel Pack$21.69
Chocolate Chipper Cookie$3.69
Kitchen Sink Cookie$5.89
Lemon Drop Cookie$3.69
Candy Cookie$3.69
Brownie$4.49
Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie$3.69
Mitten Cookie$4.49
One Dozen Chocolate Chipper Cookies$36.49
One Dozen Mixed Cookies$36.49
Chocolate Chipper Cookie 4-Pack$12.79
Candy Cookie 4-Pack$12.79
Lemon Drop Cookie 4-Pack$12.79
Oatmeal Raisin with Berries Cookie 4-Pack$12.79
Mitten Cookie 6-Pack$20.29
Petite Cookies 12 Pack$8.29
Vanilla Cinnamon Roll$4.89
Bear Claw$4.89
Pecan Braid$4.89
Chocolate Croissant$4.89
Croissant$4.49
Vanilla Cinnamon Roll 4-pack$17.29
Pastry RingServes 12$13.69
Blueberry Muffin$4.49
Pumpkin Muffin$4.49
Cranberry Orange Muffin$4.49
Chocolate Chip Muffie$3.39
French Baguette Loaf$5.29
Classic Sourdough Loaf$6.49
Country Rustic Sourdough$11.69
Sourdough Bread Bowl$3.79
Sourdough Bread Bowl 2-Pack$6.29
White Whole Grain$6.69
Tomato Basil Bread$8.89
Black Pepper Focaccia$5.49
Brioche Roll$1.99
Brioche Rolls 4-Pack$6.69
Artisan Ciabatta Loaf$5.79
Classic White Miche$11.69
Asiago Cheese Focaccia$6.29
Orange Scones$4.89
Blueberry Scones$4.89
Mini Scone Variety Pack$11.69

Sides

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
French Baguette$1.89
Chips$1.99
Apple$1.69
Banana$1.69
Fresh Fruit Cup$4.69
Greek Yogurt with Mixed Berries Parfait$5.89
Strawberry Squeezable Yogurt$1.99
Mixed Berries Squeezable Yogurt$1.99

Spreads

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Plain Cream Cheese$2.59
Reduced Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese$2.59
Reduced Fat Chive and Onion Cream Cheese$2.59
Plain Cream Cheese Spread Tub$5.49
Reduced Fat Honey Walnut Cream Cheese Tub$5.49
Reduced Fat Chive and Onion Cream Cheese Tub$5.49

Soft and Bottled Drinks

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Diet PepsiRegular$3.49
Diet PepsiLarge$4.29
PepsiRegular$3.49
PepsiLarge$4.29
Dr. PepperRegular$3.49
Dr. PepperLarge$4.29
Mountain DewRegular$3.49
Mountain DewLarge$4.29
Sierra MistRegular$3.49
Sierra MistLarge$4.29
Bubly LimeRegular$3.49
Bubly LimeLarge$4.29
Canada Dry Ginger AleRegular$3.49
Canada Dry Ginger AleLarge$4.29
Bottled Passion Fruit Papaya Green Tea$3.89
Bottled Water$2.49

Hot Beverages

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
CappuccinoRegular$5.49
CappuccinoLarge$6.29
Americano$4.29
Espresso$2.89
Hazelnut CoffeeSmall$2.79
Hazelnut CoffeeRegular$2.99
Hazelnut CoffeeLarge$3.39
100% Colombian Dark Roast CoffeeSmall$2.79
100% Colombian Dark Roast CoffeeRegular$2.99
100% Colombian Dark Roast CoffeeLarge$3.39
Cafe Blend Light Roast CoffeeSmall$2.79
Cafe Blend Light Roast CoffeeRegular$2.99
Cafe Blend Light Roast CoffeeLarge$3.39
Decaf CoffeeSmall$2.79
Decaf CoffeeRegular$2.99
Decaf CoffeeLarge$3.39
Madagascar Vanilla LatteRegular$6.29
Madagascar Vanilla LatteLarge$6.69
Caffe LatteRegular$6.29
Caffe LatteLarge$6.69
Chocolate LatteRegular$6.29
Chocolate LatteLarge$6.69
Cinnamon Crunch LatteRegular$6.29
Cinnamon Crunch LatteLarge$6.69
Chai Tea Latte$6.29
Caramel LatteRegular$6.29
Caramel LatteLarge$6.69
Hot Tea$3.29
Hot ChocolateRegular$5.29
Hot ChocolateLarge$5.59
Hazelnut Coffee Tote$23.59
Cafe Blend Light Roast Coffee Tote$23.59
100% Colombian Dark Roast Coffee Tote$23.59
Decaf Coffee Tote$23.59

Cold Beverages

MenuSize / QuantityPrice
Strawberry Lemon Mint - With Guarana & CaffeineRegular$4.69
Strawberry Lemon Mint - With Guarana & CaffeineLarge$5.69
Fuji Apple Cranberry - With Guarana & CaffeineRegular$4.69
Fuji Apple Cranberry - With Guarana & CaffeineLarge$5.69
Mango Yuzu Citrus - With Guarana & CaffeineRegular$4.69
Mango Yuzu Citrus - With Guarana & CaffeineLarge$5.69
Iced TeaRegular$3.49
Iced TeaLarge$4.49
Passion Papaya Iced Green TeaRegular$3.49
Passion Papaya Iced Green TeaLarge$4.49
Agave LemonadeRegular$3.49
Agave LemonadeLarge$4.49
Brisk Raspberry TeaRegular$3.49
Brisk Raspberry TeaLarge$4.49
Strawberry Banana Smoothie$6.89
Green Passion Smoothie$6.89
Mango Smoothie$6.89
Peach & Blueberry Smoothie with Almond Milk$6.89
Strawberry Smoothie$6.89
Cold BrewRegular$4.29
Cold BrewLarge$4.79
Frozen Chocolate Cold Brew$6.69
Frozen Caramel Cold Brew$6.69
Madagascar Vanilla Cream Cold BrewRegular$4.79
Madagascar Vanilla Cream Cold BrewLarge$5.29
Madagascar Vanilla Almond Cold BrewRegular$4.79
Madagascar Vanilla Almond Cold BrewLarge$5.29
Iced 100% Colombian Dark Roast CoffeeRegular$3.49
Iced 100% Colombian Dark Roast CoffeeLarge$3.79
Iced Cinnamon Crunch Latte$6.29
Iced Caramel Latte$6.29
Iced Chocolate Latte$6.29
Iced Chai Tea Latte$6.29
Iced Madagascar Vanilla Latte$6.29
Iced Caffe Latte$5.49
Strawberry Lemon Mint - With Guarana & Caffeine$14.29
Fuji Apple Cranberry - With Guarana & Caffeine$14.29
Mango Yuzu Citrus - With Guarana & Caffeine$14.29
Passion Papaya Iced Green Tea$8.99
Agave Lemonade$8.99
Iced Unsweetened Tea$8.99
Horizon Reduced Fat Organic White Milk$2.89
Organic Apple Juice$2.89
Horizon Reduced Fat Organic Chocolate Milk$2.89
Orange Juice$4.29

Did Panera Bread Increase Menu Prices Again? 

Panera Bread has been making headlines recently for raising its menu prices once again for a couple different reasons.

A class action lawsuit has been filed against Panera LLC, accusing the company of deceptive advertising and violating the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

The plaintiff, Lisa Ladonski, alleges that Panera hid price increases associated with delivery orders from consumers, enticing them with a promotional $1 or free delivery when using their app. The suit claims that when delivery is selected on the Panera app, it inflated the cost of food to compensate for the promotion.

The problem is the increased menu prices were not revealed until the order was submitted. This resulted in a 5-10% increase in price compared to an in-store pickup. The plaintiff is demanding a trial by jury, actual and punitive damages, court costs, and legal fees. We await the outcome of this case to find out what the court determines.

teriyaki chicken broccoli bowl price increase

The price of the Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl went up.

Menu prices at Panera Bread have increased over the past two years. The company announced a price increase in January 2023, citing rising costs of food, labor, and other expenses. The price increase affected all menu items, including coffee, sandwiches, salads, and bakery items.

One example of a menu price increase (featured above) is the Teriyaki Chicken & Broccoli Bowl increased from $10.99 to $11.49. This menu item increased by 50 cents or 4.54%.

Related Reading: Starbucks Menu Prices: Every Item & How to Save 

The price increase at Panera Bread is not unique. Many restaurants have raised prices in recent months, as they have been forced to pass on the rising costs of doing business to consumers. The rising costs of food, labor, and other expenses have been a challenge for restaurants for several years, but they have been exacerbated by health crisis.

But that doesn’t mean consumers have been happy about this. Here are some of the comments from the social media website Reddit:

  • “Panera Bread is getting too expensive. I used to go there all the time, but now I can’t justify the prices.”
  • “I’m not going to Panera Bread anymore. The prices are ridiculous.”
  • “Panera Bread is no longer a good value. There are other restaurants that are cheaper and just as good.”

Only time will tell if the price increases at Panera Bread will have a negative impact on the company’s business. However, the sentiment on Reddit suggests that the price increases are not sitting well with customers.

Did Panera get rid of the potato soup?

Many Panera Bread customers were heartbroken to discover that their beloved baked potato soup was removed from the menu. Fans of this comforting dish had come to rely on its creamy texture and hearty flavor, often making a visit to the popular chain specifically for a steaming cup or bowl. This creamy, savory soup was a fan favorite for many years, but it looks like it’s time to bid farewell and move on to other tasty options on the menu. While it’s always sad to see a menu item go, but I’m optimistic that Panera has some new soup offerings in store that we’ll fall in love with just as much.

Panera Bread menu poster

Panera Bread menu poster.

Did Panera discontinue breakfast wrap?

Yes, Panera Bread discontinued its breakfast wraps. The breakfast wraps were first introduced in 2011 and were a popular item on the menu. However, sales of the wraps had been declining in recent years. In addition, the cost of ingredients used in the wraps had been rising, making them less profitable for Panera Bread.

The breakfast wraps contained scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese. Panera Bread is not the only restaurant that has discontinued wrap items in recent years. In 2021, McDonald’s discontinued its McSkillet breakfast burrito and Starbucks discontinued its Chicken Caesar Wrap

Does Panera have wraps for lunch?

For those craving a quick and satisfying lunch option, Panera has plenty to offer. One popular choice on the menu are their flavorful wraps. Panera Bread has an extensive menu of wraps for you to choose from, whether you’re in the mood for something healthy and fresh or something a little heartier. From the Thai Chicken Wrap with peanut sauce to the Chipotle Chicken Avocado Melt, you won’t be disappointed by the variety of flavors and textures available.

One of their standout offerings is the Asian Grilled Chicken Wraps, which are filled with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor. The wrap features tender grilled chicken tucked into a tortilla filled with crisp veggies, such as edamame, red cabbage, and carrots. Then, it’s drizzled with a peanut sauce that adds just the right amount of savory sweetness to the dish.

How do you get rewards at Panera?

Join MyPanera.

To start earning rewards at Panera, you can join their MyPanera loyalty program. Signing up is easy and free, and you can do so through their website or mobile app. Once you have created your MyPanera account, you will be eligible to receive a variety of benefits. The primary way to accumulate rewards is by making purchases at Panera. For every eligible dollar you spend, you will earn points in your account. These points can add up quickly, and as you reach certain thresholds, you can redeem them for exciting rewards. Here are the point thresholds for MyPanera:

  • 100 points: Free bakery item
  • 250 points: Free coffee or tea
  • 500 points: $5 off your next purchase
  • 1,000 points: Free pastry, bagel, or sweet
  • 2,000 points: Free entree
  • 5,000 points: Free breakfast sandwich
  • 10,000 points: Free annual membership to the Unlimited Sip Club

Points are also awarded for completing special challenges, such as trying a new menu item or signing up for email updates.

What is a bread bowl at Panera?

The Bread Bowl in all its glory.

A bread bowl at Panera is a hollowed-out sourdough bread bowl filled with your choice of soup. The bread bowl is baked fresh daily and is a popular item on the Panera menu.

Here are some of the soups that are available in a bread bowl at Panera: Creamy Tomato Soup, French Onion Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, New England Clam Chowder and Harvest Vegetable Soup.

How many combinations do you pick at Panera? 

Panera Duets are select pairings offered at a discount price. The most common price for their traditional combos start at $6.99 and go up to $10 depending on the order. They combine some of Panera Bread’s most well-liked menu items. A cup of soup and a half piece of a traditional salad or sandwich are both included in every Panera Duets value meal. You can choose from any of these Panera Bread favorites:

  • Caesar Salad & Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Greek Salad & Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Grilled Cheese & Creamy Tomato Soup
  • Tuna Salad Sandwich & Ten Vegetable Soup

Panera Duets’ exceptional value, price and availability every day of the week are two of their best attractions. There is no need for a promotional code. All week long, the price is $6.99.

Panera drive thru

A drive-thru at a Panera Bread location.

Other than their Panera Bread Value Meal offering, they still offer their traditional You Pick Two® combo on their menu. In this promo, you may select any two of the following menu items:

  • Warm Bowl
  • Cup of Soup or Mac
  • Chef’s Chicken Sandwich
  • Half Sandwich
  • Half Salad
  • Pizza
  • Toasted Baguettes

Also included in this combo is a side of your choice which may include a French baguette, chips, or an apple.

How many people does Panera soup for a group serve?

Panera Bread offers a variety of delicious soups that are perfect for serving a group. The exact number of people that Panera soup can serve depends on various factors such as portion sizes, appetite of the individuals, and whether the soup is being served as a main course or a side dish. On average, a large pot of Panera soup can typically serve around 8 to 10 people as a main course.

However, if the soup is being served as a side dish or appetizer, it can stretch to serve a larger group of 12 to 15 people. It’s worth noting that Panera soup is often accompanied by bread or other sides, which can help enhance the meal and make it more filling for everyone.

Related Reading: Chic-fil-A Menu Prices: 21% Average Price Increase in 2 Years 

Panera Bread takes pride in their high-quality ingredients and flavorsome soups, making them a popular choice for gatherings, events, or office lunches. They offer a range of soup options, including classic choices like Broccoli Cheddar, Chicken Noodle, and Tomato Soup, as well as seasonal varieties that rotate throughout the year. Panera also provides convenient catering services, allowing customers to order larger quantities of soup tailored to their specific needs.

How many people does a whole Panera salad feed?

Mediterranean Bowl.

The portion size of a whole salad at Panera can typically feed 2 – 3 individuals as a main course. It is important to note that these are just estimates, and the actual serving size may vary depending on the individual.

Ways to Save Money at Panera Bread

Tikka Massala soup.

Here are some of the best ways to save money when dining at Panera Bread.

Join the MyPanera loyalty program

Signing up for the MyPanera card is a great way to save money at Panera Bread. As a member, you can earn rewards and exclusive offers, including free bakery items, discounts on meals, and personalized promotions tailored to your preferences.

Buy Discounted Gift Cards: Here are some of the discounts that Panera Bread has offered on gift cards in the past:

  • 20% off: Panera Bread has offered a 20% discount on gift cards for a limited time. At the time of writing there’s a 20% off offer for Father’s Day. Check this page regularly to see what latest discount is.
  • Free gift: Panera Bread has offered a free gift with the purchase of a gift card. For example, you could get a free pastry or coffee with the purchase of a $20 gift card.
  • Bonus card: Panera Bread has offered a bonus card with the purchase of a gift card. For example, you could get a $5 bonus card with the purchase of a $20 gift card. This means you save 25% when this offer is available.

Join the Unlimited Sip Club: This subscription service gives you unlimited drip hot coffee, iced coffee, hot tea, fountain soda beverages, bubbler drinks, and Charged Lemonade beverages once every two hours during normal bakery-cafe business hours. It costs $11.99 per month or $119.99 per year. How much do you spend on coffee alone each year? This program could save you hundreds of dollars each year if you go out for coffee regularly.

Welcome Free Pastry or Sweet with Purchase: This offer gives you a free pastry, bagel, or sweet with any purchase at participating Panera Bread bakery-cafes. It is only available to new MyPanera members.

Check for daily deals and promotions: Panera Bread often runs special promotions and offers, such as discounted combo meals or limited-time menu items. Keep an eye out for these deals on their website, social media platforms, or through email newsletters to take advantage of savings opportunities.

Panera Bread menu

Panera Bread drive-thru menu.

Opt for the “You Pick Two” option: Panera’s “You Pick Two” allows you to choose a combination of two items from their menu, such as a half sandwich and a cup of soup or a half salad. This option typically offers better value compared to ordering each item separately, allowing you to enjoy a variety of flavors while saving money.

Utilize Panera’s Rapid Pick-Up: By ordering online or through the Panera app and using their Rapid Pick-Up service, you can skip the line and save time. Additionally, Panera often offers discounts or promotional codes for online orders, enabling you to save money on your meal.

Take advantage of Panera’s free refills: If you’re dining in at Panera, you can enjoy free refills on beverages such as coffee, iced tea, or soda. This perk allows you to save money while enjoying your meal and staying refreshed.

Bring your own reusable mug: If you’re a frequent coffee or tea drinker at Panera, consider bringing your own reusable mug. Panera offers a discount on beverages when you use your own container, helping you save money while being environmentally conscious.

Follow Panera Bread on social media: Panera often shares special promotions, discounts, and giveaways on their social media channels. By following them on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, you can stay updated on the latest offers and potentially save money on your next visit.

Remember to check the terms and conditions of any promotions or offers as they may vary depending on location and time. Follow these tips and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying delicious meals at Panera Bread while keeping your wallet happy.

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