Chipotle Chicken Sandwich on Artisan French – Panera Bread, San Jose, CA


It is one thing to sit down and eat 1000 calories in one sitting, without a side dish in sight. Any individual serious about food will do it at one point or another. It is another thing entirely to do it for this sandwich. I didn’t want this review to turn out like this. I wanted to be fair. I’m okay with being a snob, but I didn’t want to be a strict “This sandwich chain’s sandwich is HORRIBLE! This independent cafe’s sandwich is TREMENDOUS!” sort of snob. However the Chipotle Chicken Sandwich on Artisan French happens to be the first Franchise Sandwich I reviewed, and so here we are. This is not a good sandwich. The cheese dominates the entire thing, layered heavily and smothering all flavors. With the taste lost to the cheese the bacon adds nothing except additional cost. The best that can be said about the chicken is that it is inoffensive, in both portion size and flavor. The bread, and I was honestly surprised at this given the name of the establishment, the bread is barely there. It lacks body and flavor, more a container than an ingredient. You only get to eat so much in this life. There’s no reason to waste 1000 calories on this sandwich. I could go on, but in the end why dwell on a lousy sandwich? Here’s hoping for better things next time, friends.


4 thoughts on “Chipotle Chicken Sandwich on Artisan French – Panera Bread, San Jose, CA

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  2. well personally, this happens to be my favorite sandwich from any establishment i’ve ever been too! i LOVE that you don’t have a mouthful of bread and a wee little bit of filling when you take a bite like you do when eating the sierra turkey. the sauce is flavorful yet not overpowering, the bread is just plain ol’ good bread, the bacon is an excellent extra for the chicken, tomato and cheese and all of these together make it an excellent, satisfying sandwich.

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