Panera Sandwich Showdown and Giveaway!

28 Sep

When I was younger I would meet my friends at the local Panera. We weren’t having a business meeting or talking about the future, we were just hanging out. I was a vegetarian back then, so I ordered the only non-meat sandwich, which was on ciabatta (that was the first time I ever tried ciabatta and I loved it). So now when I go back, my order is a combination of past and present.

Panera Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich on Ciabatta with pickle and bread

This is what I order: a Mediterranean Veggie sandwich, which comes with Peppadew peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and cilantro JalapeΓ±o hummus on tomato basil bread. But I order it on ciabatta and with extra Peppadew peppers because they are a-maz-ing.

What if you could make your own sandwich, though? Every ingredient you want, nothing you don’t?

Panera has a new contest called the Sandwich Showdown now through October 6. You make your own sandwich, give it a story, and hope to win $10,000 cash, $500 worth of Panera gift cards, free Panera Bread bagels for a year and…you’ll get to see your original recipe in actual Panera locations! I made one and it was fun to be creative without the messy kitchen clean-up afterward.

This contest has ended. Thank you for entering!

But it doesn’t stop there. Once you enter the contest following the link above, come back and comment below to enter a $25 gift card giveaway to Panera (one entry).

For an additional entry, tweet the following and comment that you did, including your Twitter handle: Enter me in the @panerabread gift card giveaway @EatingPlaces!

Comment below (with up to two entries) by Wednesday, October 3 at 11:59pm EST.

I’ll choose the winner using on Thursday, October 4 and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 48 hours to reply – if there is no response, I will choose another entry. The gift card will be sent from a local PR agency. Good luck!

Panera compensated me with a $25 gift card in exchange for this post. Opinions are my own and I do order the Mediterranean Veggie every time I go to Panera.


35 Responses to “Panera Sandwich Showdown and Giveaway!”

  1. Lindsey October 3, 2012 at 10:40 pm #

    I called mine Turkey on a Trip

  2. Kay October 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    I tweeted for the extra entry. @kayruam

  3. Kay October 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm #

    The name of my sandwich was the Tominator (tried to make it Tomato and Terminator) lol.

  4. Marie October 3, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    Twitter handle = @mijulinmarie

  5. Marie October 3, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    Mine was called Turkey Temptations

  6. Prasert October 3, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    My twitter handle is pruamthong and here’s the link to the tweet.

  7. Prasert October 3, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    I entered the contest and called my sandwich the Munchie Monster.

  8. Julie October 3, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I tweeted! Twitterhandle @flippingdancer

  9. Julie October 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm #

    I called mine the Cheez-inator.

  10. Linda October 3, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    I tweeted twitter handle @lindilala

  11. Linda October 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    My sandwich name was Sweet Savory Smoked Ham

  12. Ann October 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm #

    I called my Tina Tuna because the I hear sweet music when I think of that sandwich πŸ™‚

  13. Samantha October 3, 2012 at 2:28 pm #

    I just created a sandwich, just in time for dinner plans to be made… I know what I’ll be eating tonight! πŸ™‚

  14. Wild Orchid October 3, 2012 at 12:52 pm #


    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  15. Wild Orchid October 3, 2012 at 12:51 pm #

    Thanks for the cool giveaway! I love panera!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  16. Allicia October 2, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    Mmm, I made up the Fuji Apple Delight, which makes me want to create it at home myself.

  17. Tracie Trump October 2, 2012 at 2:41 pm #

    Created the roastbeefalious, my email is

  18. mlevine3010 October 1, 2012 at 4:20 am #

    Great giveaway! I entered with a meat trio sandwich πŸ™‚ i usually get greek salad and half a turkey artichoke sandwich with a lemonade when i go to panera! so good!

  19. Alaine September 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm #

    I entered ! Thank you πŸ™‚
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  20. Renee {Eat.Live.Blog.} September 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    This was fun! I created the “Childhood Indulgence”

  21. manda September 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    I tweeted. @mandaoverturf

  22. manda September 30, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I entered… Happiness on bread.
    Great giveaway!

  23. ericathomas (@302Erica) September 30, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I just tweeted!

  24. ericathomas (@302Erica) September 30, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    My was called Absolute Fall

  25. julimi September 30, 2012 at 2:43 am #

    I named mine french turkey cado

  26. Dee September 29, 2012 at 2:46 pm #

    tweeted as well

  27. Dee September 29, 2012 at 2:45 pm #

    Thanks for the chance! And for letting us know about the contest. I just entered! πŸ™‚

  28. jloo60 September 29, 2012 at 2:40 pm #

    I entered the contest!

  29. ashleyhewella September 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I entered the contest. Thanks!

  30. Patricia Wojnar Crowley September 29, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    I entered the contest with my entry named Southwestern Avocado Chipotle Club!

  31. Wen September 29, 2012 at 1:27 am #

    I made the Tuna Bagel for a healthy snack or meal.

  32. Elena September 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm #

  33. Elena September 28, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    I have created the sandwich called Sweet Hawaiian

  34. Janice September 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm #


  35. Janice September 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    oh, I’ve entered the Panera contest before… I don’t remember what I called it, but I know I entered. I didn’t do it again in case if that disqualifies my first entry

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