Fans of Panera’s Broccoli Cheddar Soup and Mac & Cheese won’t have to choose between their 2 Panera favorites ever once again. Today, Panera is marrying these two classic menu items into a completely brand-new development– Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese, offered now at bakery-cafes nationwide. It’s a combination so tempting, it’s what love songs are made from, so to debut the smash hit, first-ever cafe mashup of two renowned menu products, Panera and two-time Grammy Award Winner, Michael Bolton, have launched a digital brief: “When Some Mac Loves Broccoli Cheddar”
“As the new head Chef at Panera, I am incredibly excited to work with our pantry of fresh, clean ingredients to create delicious new innovations on the Panera menu,” said Claes Petersson, Head Chef and Chief Food & Innovation Officer at Panera. “I’m obsessed with the flavor combination in our new Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese—it’s an insanely craveable and irresistible creation that our customers nationwide are sure to love.”
Broccoli Cheddar Mac and Cheese is a brand-new recipe from Panera and was established by combining two unique cheddar cheese sauces into a singular silky mix, simmered with a burst of seasoned broccoli florets and julienned carrots. Guests can now purchase Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese in Panera bakery-cafes nationwide, starting at $5.79 or as part of a You Choose 2 order. Panera Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is also offered in the refrigerated deli area at choose grocery sellers across the country as the most recent addition to Panera’s line of cafe-inspired grocery items.
“To celebrate the first-ever mash-up of two iconic Panera menu items coming together in perfect harmony, we knew we had to do something big,” said Eduardo Luz, Chief Brand & Concept Officer at Panera. “The combination of our crowd-pleasing Broccoli Cheddar Soup, with our Mac & Cheese is a true embodiment of Panera’s dedication to delicious food. We felt so passionately about the flavor combination that the love song almost wrote itself, and who better to help us announce to the world than love song legend and Panera superfan, Michael Bolton.”
Just like all Panera menu products, new Broccoli Cheddar Mac & Cheese is free from synthetic preservatives, sweeteners, tastes, or colors from synthetic sources as specified by our No No List. Guests can buy across the country in Panera bakery-cafes, on Panera’s website, or via the Panera app. If you’re on-the-go or just not quite all set to dine in, you can buy via Panera Curbside or contactless delivery, as Panera continues to take actions to serve our communities safely.