As of March 2015, two popular items on the Panera lunch menu are the Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich and the Chicken Chipotle Panini, according to Panera Bread chef Mark McDonough. Panera Bread is a chain of bakery-cafes located throughout the United States and Canada. The chain was founded in 1981 in Kirkwood, Missouri.
The Bacon Turkey Bravo Sandwich contains applewood-smoked bacon, smoked turkey, Gouda cheese, tomatoes and lettuce. The ingredients are layered onto tomato basil bread with Panera's signature sauce.
The Chicken Chipotle Panini is one of Panera's hot sandwiches. It contains chicken, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, applewood-smoked bacon and an ancho-chipotle spread that is pressed and grilled into French bread.