There are plenty of people who must eat fast food seafood. After all places like Captain D’s exist and McDonald’s has the Filet o Fish on its menu. I personally am not a big seafood person if it’s not freshly caught at the beach. So fast food seafood is not a part of my diet. But this is a step up from the aforementioned restaurants, but is it a high enough step up? Healthy fast casual restaurant Panera just announced they are adding lobster to the menu this summer. And apparently both these lobster items have been on the menu in the past.
Panera announced they are bringing back a pair of fan-favorites with the return of the Lobster Roll and Lobster Mac & Cheese. The bad news, you’ll have to be in the Northeast to try them. Darn, I do have to say the Lobster Mac & Cheese sounded tempting as I love Panera mac & cheese. The items will be available at select Northeast Panera locations starting today. Panera’s Lobster Roll features lobster claw and knuckle meat, tossed in a lemon tarragon mayonnaise-based dressing and piled high on a New England Roll. The Lobster Mac & Cheese features Panera’s velvety smooth Vermont White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese topped with buttered claw & knuckle lobster meat and seasoned Panko bread crumbs.
Panera locations with the new items include those in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island. So if you’re in the Northeast this summer, maybe give Panera a stop and try some fast casual lobster. If you do let me know how it is!