Welcome Cincinnati!

We’re proud to have you as part of the family

Over the last few decades, our company has grown by purchasing new markets where Panera Bread restaurants have been operating.

We look at many factors when making the decision to buy. We consider such factors as the population and demographics of a region, and the location of the restaurants. But, there’s one other factor that’s critical to our decision-making process and that’s the people who are working in those restaurants. We want to be sure that the people will be a strong fit for the culture that we’ve created at Covelli Enterprises.

And it’s a lot deeper than whether they can follow the Panera protocol. We want to surround ourselves with people who care about their customers and their community.

When we purchased the Cincinnati group of 21 Panera bakery-cafes, we definitely got it right as far as the people are concerned.

For years, the Panera associates from Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have been helping to address childhood hunger by working with the Freestore Foodbank’s Power Pack program.

The Freestore Foodbank sends home weekend packs of food every Friday for 5,000 children who are at risk for hunger. And, the Cincinnati Panera employees and customers have been helping with this initiative by assembling the Power Packs and donating money that is so essential to this effort.

I am extremely proud to welcome the Cincinnati group to our growing Covelli family, and I look forward to supporting their work to help address such critical issues as childhood hunger.

Thank you, Cincinnati associates! You’ve already made us proud.