DEERFIELD BEACH, FL--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2014) - Panera Bread is pleased to announce the grand opening of our newest bakery-café, featuring the first drive thru in Broward County, conveniently located at 779 South Federal Highway Deerfield Beach, FL.

"Bringing the first drive thru location to Broward County is exciting. Our cafes are meant to make our guests feel at home but we understand the importance of healthy food on the go and are happy to be able to provide that at our new Deerfield Beach café," said Sam Covelli, Owner/Operator of Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread.

We are offering the following opening specials:

Tuesday August 19th:

  • Beginning at 8am the first 500 customers who purchase any Panera Bread menu item will receive a FREE travel mug with FREE coffee refills for two weeks (while supplies last, dine in only)
  • Buy a You Pick Two and a drink -- receive a FREE $10 gift card to be used on your next visit

Wednesday August 20th:

  • Half off all breakfast sandwiches and soufflés (until 11am)

Thursday August 21st:

  • Buy a You Pick Two and a drink -- receive a FREE $10 gift card to be used on your next visit

Panera Bread prides itself on its artisan baking using fresh dough and only all natural ingredients with no trans-fats, as well as all natural chicken free of antibiotics and preservatives. We also offer a healthy option for children's meals, which are created only with organic and all natural ingredients.

About Covelli Enterprises
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

Contact Information:

Dena Chislak
Covelli Enterprises