Panera Bread has discontinued many menu items over the years, such as the beloved French toast bagel.
With a swirl of cinnamon maple flavors, the French toast bagel was a cut above other bagels. The coronavirus pandemic forced patrons to bid adieu to the French toast bagel.
Due to the subsequent impacts of COVID-19 on the food industry, Panera had to scale back. In addition to the French toast bagel, the company axed several other menu items.
Four years after leaving, the French toast bagel is not on Panera's menu, despite some customers holding out hope. Whether the swirled bagel makes a comeback remains to be seen.