As Au Bon Pain prepares to celebrate 25 years as an American company, new menu items have been added to offer customers more than just a sandwich. That pleases Sherlock Zone, our roving food detective, who recently dined there.
Of course, breads in all shapes and colors are still featured prominently on the menu, but a number of salads and soups have been added. Sherlock found that it sometimes took the combination of soup and a salad to add up to a Zone meal. (Nutritional information on all menu items can be found on aubonpain.com/nutrition. Check out combinations before you go to make sure you pick a winning meal.)
For example, the Charbroiled Salmon Filet with Yellow Peppers added up to 18 grams of protein, 7 grams of carbohydrate and 5 grams of fat. Pair that with Vegetable Beef Barley Soup, and it’s a Zone meal for a typical woman. A typical man would have to also eat a piece of fruit to make the meal complete.
A typical woman would stay in the Zone with a Salad Nicoise and an apple. A typical man might want to add a bowl of Chicken Florentine Soup instead.
Sherlock told us that he was gratified to find a place for fast food where he get a Zone meal, especially as the hectic holiday shopping period begins.
If the menu at your favorite restaurant leaves you clueless, let us know, and we’ll put Sherlock Zone on the case.