Panera Brings Back Its Lobster Roll and Lobster Mac & Cheese Just In Time for Summer

After three long years, you can again get your claws in these seasonal customer faves.

May 25, 2022

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Lobster ranks high on the list of quintessential summer foods. This summer, thanks to Panera, even those of us whose warm-weather plans don’t include a trip to, say, Maine, can enjoy the seasonal seafood delicacy.

For the first time in three years, the bread-forward chain is bringing back two lobsteriffic seasonal items: the Lobster Roll and Lobster Mac & Cheese, both of which became customer faves when they were introduced back in 2019.

As of May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend, and for a limited time only, Panera is offering both menu items at almost 200 select Panera locations across the Northeast.

Those opting for the Lobster Roll will enjoy lobster claw and knuckle meat, tossed in a lemon tarragon mayonnaise-based dressing and tucked into a New England Roll. Pricing ranges between $22.99 to $25.99, depending on location, for the Lobster Roll alone or $20.49 to $23.49 as a part of a You Pick Two meal.

Meanwhile, those choosing the Lobster Mac & Cheese will get Panera’s classic Vermont White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese crowned with buttered lobster claw and knuckle meat and seasoned Panko breadcrumbs. Pricing, which also varies by location, ranges from $9.99 to $10.99 for a small and $18.49 to $19.99 for a large size.

“At Panera, we change our menu regularly to bring in the flavors of the seasons and we’re thrilled to offer our East Coast guests two outstanding lobster entrees for the summer,” Claes Petersson, Panera’s head chef and chief innovation officer, said in a statement. “Pairing juicy, delicious lobster with our iconic mac & cheese is … a bold flavor sensation we think our guests will wish could be on the menu all year round.”

Both lobster dishes do sound delicious — we can’t wait to get our claws on them!

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