Panera, Little Caesars Introduce New Menu Items

Also, Krispy Kreme brings back its Biscoff partnership.

January 12, 2024

Panera Bread announced that it has added two new sourdough melts to its sandwich menu, along with a deal for National Soup Month, which takes place in January. The new sourdough melts are made with Panera’s Country Rustic Sourdough Bread and are “toasted to showcase the feel-good flavor of classic grilled cheese,” said a company press release.

The QSR chain is also celebrating National Soup Month with this sandwich launch. For guests who “want to warm up even more,” for a limited time, guests can complete their meal with a cup of soup for just $1 on the Panera app with purchase of an entree.

The two new sourdough melts are:

  • Bacon Avocado Melt, which includes applewood smoked bacon, fresh avocado, smoked gouda, everything bagel seasoning blend and chipotle aioli on toasted sourdough.
  • Southwest Chicken Melt, made with smoked pulled chicken, smoked gouda, red onion, cilantro and chipotle aioli on toasted sourdough.

Little Caesars announced that its Slices-N-Stix will return to its menu with two topping options. The breadsticks are available with savory bacon or fiery jalapenos on top, along with the company’s classic pepperoni pizza and cheesy breadsticks.

Slice-N-Sticks featuring bacon or jalapeno breadsticks is available nationwide for $7.99, and Little Caesars is also offering Slices-N-Stix featuring breadsticks topped with cheese and seasonings for $6.99 nationwide.

Krispy Kreme renewed its partnership with Biscoff, announcing the return of its Biscoff Cookie Butter Iced Doughnut, along with two new cookie butter doughnuts.

The new limited time doughnuts are:

  • Biscoff Cookie Butter Cheesecake Doughnut: A shell doughnut filled with Biscoff Cookie Butter cheesecake filling, dipped in Biscoff Cookie Butter icing, topped with Biscoff Cookie crumble and Biscoff Cookie Butter drizzle.
  • Biscoff Chocolate Iced Cookie Butter Crunch Doughnut: An original glazed doughnut dipped in chocolate icing topped with Biscoff Cookie Butter buttercream dollop and Biscoff Cookie crumble.