Panera Bread Has Combined a Popular Soup With Mac & Cheese
It's a dream come true!
When I stop into Panera Bread for lunch, I typically have a hard time deciding between the mac & cheese and the broccoli cheddar soup. Thankfully, I no longer have to make that decision! According to an article from People, Panera Bread has officially added Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese to their menu. And yes, you CAN order it in a bread bowl. The article reads:
"According to Panera, the Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is a new recipe that was 'developed by combining two distinct cheddar cheese sauces into a singular velvety blend, simmered with a burst of seasoned broccoli florets and julienned carrots.'"
I mean, come on. Just look how beautiful this is:
I was already excited to try this new menu item, but then I saw the video announcement. Now I can't WAIT. Panera Bread hired Grammy award-winning artist Michael Bolton to sing a new version of his song "When a Man Loves a Woman" about the Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese, and it's probably one of the best things to come out of 2020 (hey, it's been a rough year!). Panera's Instagram says:
"Not every menu item deserves an epic love song sung by Michael Bolton. We felt like the NEW Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese was worthy."
You can see the hilarious video below:
The article from People notes that Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is available as part of Panera Bread's "You Pick Two" option, but you can also pick it up in the refrigerated deli area at grocery stores. You can read more about the new product HERE.