I was going to be out-of-state, and remember, I was still very, very new to being gluten free. I was very dependent on what restaurants could provide me, and hoped they knew what they were talking about! This was the response I received from Panera in October 2008. As this was 12 years ago, I’m not going to include the list I was sent unless a lot of people request to see it.
Thank you for contacting Panera Bread. I have included below a list of our gluten-free menu items. Not all of these items are currently on our menu and some new menu items have not yet been evaluated for the purposes of this list. However, you can find complete ingredients listings for current menu items on our website. Click on Menu and Nutrition, choose the Bakery or Cafe menu, select a product category from the links at the top of the page, then click on the individual menu item to display a page with that item’s ingredients and nutritional content.
Please note that nutritional information on our website is updated periodically. New products may be available in our bakery-cafes before a periodic update of this site. In addition, some menu items may be available only on a regional, test or seasonal basis. Nutritional information about these menu items is available at the participating bakery-cafes. Tests of new recipes of existing products may be conducted from time to time in certain markets. These new recipes may contain different/additional ingredients, including allergens, as compared to the original version. Nutritional information about these menu items is available at the participating bakery-cafes. For the most update-to-date information, please call or visit your nearest bakery-cafe to speak with a manager.
Thank you again for contacting us. We appreciate your business and value your comments.
Customer Comment Coordinator
This is a good example of sounds safe, but really isn’t — especially for Celiacs. Why? Gluten Dude has that covered here.