Panera will launch big menu modifications

Panera Bread will introduce nine new entrees and upgrade some of its current offerings.

Panera said it aimed to offer "better value through enhanced portions and lower price points" with the menu changes, "while also being easier for guests to navigate."

One of the new dishes Panera plans to roll out will be a Bacon Mac & Cheese. 

Among the other eight new additions, four will be sandwiches – the Toasted Italiano, Chicken Bacon Rancher, Ciabatta Cheesesteak and Tomato Basil BLT

And four will be salads – the Mediterranean Chicken Greens with Grains, Southwest Chicken Ranch, Balsamic Chicken Greens with Grains and Ranch Cobb Salad.

The company said some of the new offerings would have price tags under $10.

Customers can expect existing dishes like the Bravo Club Sandwich and Fuji Apple Chicken Salad to undergo some changes.