Warren, Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, the single largest franchisee of Panera Bread with locations in the five states and in Canada announced today the acquisition of eleven more Panera Bread bakery-cafes in the Dayton area. The company now owns more than 100 Panera Bread cafes in the state of Ohio including 48 Northeast Ohio locations.
“We’re very proud and excited to expand our business right here in Ohio where we are headquartered,” said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises. “As our company continues to grow, we realize that none of this would have been possible without the loyalty of the people of Northeast Ohio where this company started over 50 years ago.”
The addition of the Dayton cafes marks another year of significant activity for Covelli Enterprises. The company will open in excess of 30 stores in 2014 and has aggressive plans for growth in the Dayton market.
Covelli Enterprises is the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, LLC with bakery-cafes in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida and Canada. Covelli Enterprises is headquartered in Warren, Ohio, and currently employs over 35,000 people. Covelli Enterprises continues to believe that community involvement is the backbone of its business. In 2013 alone, the company donated more than $19 million to non-profit organizations and hunger relief agencies in the communities it serves. www.paneracovelli.com