Region’s newest Panera Bread opening Tuesday; another on the way

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Region’s newest Panera Bread opening Tuesday; another on the way

The region’s newest Panera Bread, at 8104 Old Troy Pike (Ohio 202) in Huber Heights, will open at 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, with grand-opening special offers running from opening day through Thursday, a Panera spokeswoman said today.

The Huber Heights bakery-café seats 143 and will employ about 65, said Jessica Cavaliere, spokeswoman for Dayton-area Panera Bread stores’ franchise owner. Like many of the recently opened Panera locations, it includes a drive-through window.

Beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the first 500 dine-in guests who make a purchase will receive a free travel mug and free coffee refills for two weeks, while the first 500 drive-through customers will receive a free ceramic car coaster. Customers who purchase a “You Pick Two” combo from the menu Tuesday or Wednesday will receive a $5 gift card for their next visit. And the cafe will offer half-price breakfast sandwiches and egg souffles on Thursday. In addition, $1 from each $5 gift card redeemed during the first two weeks will be donated to the Every Warrior Plays fund of the Huber Heights City Schools.

The Panera franchise group for the Dayton area — Warren, Ohio-based Covelli Enterprises — is adding another location at Ohio 48 and I-70 in Englewood. Cavaliere said today that Englewood location is scheduled to open this summer.

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