RIP Panera BBQ Chicken Salad

I received some sad news yesterday sitting in the drive-thru at Panera Bread.  I ordered the same thing I’ve been eating for a while, the BBQ Chicken Salad.  Instead of hearing, please drive around, I heard some chilling news.  The salad is going off the menu.  This made my heart sink.

Lunch from @panerabread. I didn't enjoy it too much though. #lunch #healthyeats #latergram #healthy #salad #chickennoodlesoup
This is my go-to order. I don’t have to wait forever in line and it’s always there when I forgot my lunch or waited too late to eat. Now it’s gone.

Panera BBQ chicken salad

I’m a creature of habit. I find one thing and I stick with it. I’m loyal to the cause. I enjoy the routine. Now I’m going to need to find something new. But THIS SALAD WAS EVERYTHING! It took me a while to settle on to it, but it was my biggest pregnancy craving. Like, I’ve already said…it was the meal I always went to feel satisfied. It was my comfort food. It was my main reason for going to Panera.


After hearing the news, I had to settle for a new salad yesterday. I was put on the spot and I had to pick something quick. I picked the Thai Chicken Salad. It was good, but it wasn’t my salad. Now I’m going to be in search for a new salad at Panera. This might take awhile, but I’ll keep you posted.

Do you have a favorite Panera salad?