Panera lovers were disappointed by prospective menu changes. A Tasting Table employee claimed in a now-private TikTok video to have received information about the discontinuance of many items.
The impending elimination of the Bistro French Onion Soup, a longtime favorite, affected customers hardest. The vegan Ten-Vegetable Soup, Kitchen Sink Cookie, and other menu items may be eliminated.
To improve the guest experience, we are testing a streamlined menu in a small number of Panera bakery-cafes, which will speed up and simplify operations for our associates.
The representative said the firm has "a number of tests going across the country to identify new ways to better serve those who visit, whether that's by menu innovation, simplification, or through new technology."
The Panera worker's claim means the whole grain bowl collection will be discontinued. Many bakery items, like blueberry scones and butter croissants, are removed.
The business is also apparently eliminating its cold brew and decaf espresso shots. This is disappointing for those who eschew caffeine, as Panera will only provide decaf drip coffee.
Panera has not commented on the topic, but its statement suggests that the restaurant is considering menu reduction.
Panera lovers are already complaining on social media. A customer reported on X (previously Twitter) that Panera is eliminating French Onion soup.
Thus, I will never return to Panera." "This is the worst thing to ever happen in the history of ever." read another social media post about the Kitchen Sink Cookie's removal.