About Us
Sam Covelli In loving memory 4/6/1920 - 5/3/2014

Would you like to know more about us and how we got started? These pages offer information on the Covelli Family franchise, an overview of the career opportunities we have available, and details for sending us your questions and comments.


About the Franchisee

Covelli Family Ltd. Partnership is an entity formed to develop and manage the franchise rights of Panera Bread bakery-cafés in the Tampa Bay area and surrounding areas, Ocala, Gainesville and The Villages, FL.

Mr. Albert Covelli had been apart of the restaurant business since 1959, when he opened his first MdDonald's in Warren Ohio. By the age of 38 he was a leading force in the fast-food industry being the largest franchisee of McDonald's restaurants in the nation. In 1996, Mr. Covelli and his family ventured into the Panera Bread concept. Mr. Albert Covelli founded Covelli Enterprises, now the nation’s largest franchisee of Panera Bread operating over 250 locations in 5 states and Canada and employing over 25,000 people. Locally, Mr. Covelli owned 72 Panera Bread bakery-cafes in Tampa, Orlando and along the FL East Coast. His philanthropic efforts in our community and his legacy will live on forever.

To find out more about Covelli Family Limited Partnership, contact our Tampa Executive office at (813)877-7533.

About Panera Bread

With the single goal of making great bread broadly available to consumers across America, Panera Bread freshly bakes more bread each day than any bakery-cafe concept in the country. Every day, at every location, trained bakers handcraft and bake each loaf from scratch, using all-natural ingredients to ensure the highest quality breads.

Panera Bread understands that great, freshly baked bread makes great meals - including made-to-order sandwiches, tossed-to-order salads and soup served in bread bowls. Our menu items, which start with our all natural, preservative-free breads, feature only the freshest, highest quality ingredients.

Visit icon Panerabread.com for more information.

Contact Us

Office of Panera Bread Tampa,
Covelli Family Limited Partnership

4300 W. Cypress St. Ste 850,
Tampa, FL 33607
Tel: 813-877-7533
Fax: 813-874-0638