The region’s newest Panera Bread opened this week at 9194 N. Main St. in Englewood.
The restaurant will host a formal ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. on July 28.
Panera’s 4,245-square-foot Englewood location seats 118 inside and 19 on its patio, according to a spokeswoman for the franchisee. The cafe is located in front of the Meijer store at Ohio 48 and I-70. It is the second new Panera to be built in northern Montgomery County this year, following the January opening of a restaurant at 8104 Old Troy Pike (Ohio 202) in Huber Heights.
Warren, Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread restaurants with locations in five states and Canada, announced in 2014 that it had purchased 11 Dayton- and Springfield-area Panera locations, and said it had aggressive growth plans for the Dayton market.
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