….. lettuce on hot sandwiches. I don’t know why Panera insist on putting lettuce on their hot sandwiches. There’s really no point to this practice. Lettuce is supposed to be cold and crispy, and provide something of a contrast to the mushier ingredients in the sandwich. On a hot, saucy sandwich, all the lettuce does is turn all warm and floppy and soft, rather like seaweed that’s been washed ashore and sitting in the sun all day. I’ll take onions, I’ll take tomatoes, and I may even take olives or pickles.