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Panera Bread to Open 30th Bakery-Cafe in Pittburgh Market April 22

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/18/14 -- Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, will open its 30th location in the Pittsburgh market (1025 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA) on April 22, 2014 at 6am with special grand opening offers.

The new Bridgeville location will offer several grand opening specials and giveaways Tuesday, April 22 through Thursday, April 24:

  • Tuesday, April 22
    • Starting at 10a.m. on Tuesday, the first 500 customers who purchase any Panera Bread Menu item will receive a free travel mug with free coffee for two weeks.
    • Purchase a You-Pick-Two and receive a $5 Panera Bread gift card for your next visit.
  • Wednesday, April 23
    • Purchase a You-Pick-Two and receive a $5 Panera Bread gift card for your next visit.
  • Thursday, April 24
    • Half-price Breakfast Sandwiches and Egg Soufflés. (Until 11:00 a.m.)

"Panera is thrilled to be expanded and opening its 30th café in the Pittsburgh area. It has been such a pleasure being part of all the Pittsburgh communities for the last 16 years and we are happy to now be part of the Bridgeville neighborhood," explained Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises.

The Bridgeville café has hired 63 employees to fill full and part time positions as well as third shift bakers. This increases the total number of employees to approximately 1,500 that are employed by the 30 Covelli Enterprises Panera Bread cafe locations in the Pittsburgh area.

Since Panera Bread was founded, the company and its franchisees have been active community partners. At the end of each day, Panera Bread donates all unsold bread and baked goods to local area hunger relief agencies as part of its local Day-End Dough-Nation program. In 2013 the Pittsburgh cafes alone donated nearly 3 million dollars in monetary and in-kind donations. The 2014 Pittsburgh area charity Operation Dough-Nation partners benefitting from monetary donations collected at the café registers include, The Best Of the Batch Foundation, Jameson's Army, The Dan Marino Foundation, The Education Partnership, Western, PA Humane Society, Young Women's Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation, The Salvation Army's Project Bundle Up, and 3-2-1 Ride. Panera Pittsburgh is soon to be presenting the 5th Annual Panera Puppy Walk on Sunday, June 8th at the Waterfront. This event and partnership has raised over $45,000 for the Western, PA Humane Society.

About Covelli Enterprises and Panera Bread
Covelli Enterprises operates more than 250 Panera Bread bakery-cafés in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida and Ontario, Canada. Headquartered in Warren, Ohio, Covelli Enterprises is the nation's largest franchisee of Panera, LLC. Covelli Enterprises donated over $19 million to charity in 2013 through food and monetary donations to local food banks and non-profit organizations. To learn more about Covelli Enterprises, visit www.paneracovelli.com

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