SOURCE: Covelli Enterprises, Franchisee of Panera Bread LLC

Covelli Enterprises, Franchisee of Panera Bread LLC

November 10, 2014 12:03 ET

Panera Bread to Honor Military Service Members and Veterans With Free Meal on Veterans Day

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwired - Nov 10, 2014) - On Tuesday, November 11, Panera Bread will salute those in uniform with free meals at any one of their participating Northeast Ohio Panera Bread bakery-cafés. All veterans and military service members will receive a free You-Pick-Two by wearing his or her uniform or showing Military I.D. or discharge papers.

"We continually work to show our customers and our community members that we appreciate them -- especially to those who have made sacrifices for our country," said Sam Covelli, Owner and Operator of Covelli Enterprises. "We hope this small gesture of gratitude will let these men and women know how thankful we are for their service."

Free meals for veterans and service members has been an annual tradition at the Covelli-owned Panera Bread cafés since 2011. Since then, the company has given away more than 30,000 You-Pick-Twos to military personnel and veterans. 

The complimentary You-Pick-Two meal will be honored all day on Veterans Day and encompasses a combination of any two of the following items: cup of soup, one flatbread, half sandwich, half pasta, or half salad. For a list of participating Panera Bread bakery-cafés, visit

Covelli Enterprises continues to believe that community involvement is the backbone of their business. In 2013, the company donated more than $19 million dollars to charity.

About Covelli Enterprises
Covelli Enterprises owns and operates 260 bakery-cafés in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Canada, and Florida. Covelli Enterprises is the largest franchisee of Panera, LLC.

Contact Information

  • Cara Nething
    Covelli Enterprises
    3900 East Market Street
    Warren, Ohio 44484
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