American chain Panera Bread’s latest menu includes a new dish called “double bread bowl”.
A loaf-sized version of the bakery-cafe chain’s sourdough bread bowl, the double bowl has two circular openings, which you can fill with soup or one of the restaurants’ several mac and cheese options.
“The rumor is true that Panera Bread is testing America’s appetite for the Double Bread Bowl—one loaf, two cut outs—in the Philadelphia area starting August 5 running through August 31, available upon request in the café and through delivery,” a Panera representative said in a statement.
Panera did not say whether the double bread bowl could get a national launch but promised more information on new seasonal items in September, according to American press.
Panera recently expanded delivery to nearly 900 cities in 43 states, and Philadelphia customers can order the double bread bowl for delivery, too. First, they add an unsliced sourdough loaf to their shopping cart, including the special instructions “make the sourdough a double bread bowl” and then choose two soups or mac and cheese options. The price can range from USD12 to USD21 depending on the filling choices.