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About the Franchisee

Covelli Family Ltd. Partnership is an entity formed to develop and manage the franchise rights of Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the Orlando area (including Volusia, Brevard, Indian River, and Martin counties).

Al Covelli has been in the restaurant business since 1959, when he opened his first McDonald's  in Warren, Ohio.  By the age of 38 he was a leading force in the fast-food industry.  He eventually retired but his intuition remained vigilant.

In 1996, Mr. Covelli and his family ventured into the Panera Bread concept.  There are currently 60 locations in the Orlando and Greater Tampa area owned and operated by Covelli Family Limited Partnership. To find out more about Covelli Family Limited Partnership franchise, contact our Orlando Executive office at (407) 332-7666.

About Panera Bread

With the single goal of making great bread broadly available to consumers across America, Panera Bread freshly bakes more bread each day than any bakery-cafe concept in the country. Every day, at every location, trained bakers handcraft and bake each loaf from scratch, using all-natural ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads.

Panera Bread understands that great, freshly baked bread makes great meals - including made-to-order sandwiches, tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls. Our menu items, which start with our all natural, preservative-free breads, feature only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

Visit icon Panerabread.com for more information.