Panera Bread opens Uptown Aug. 21, with special offers its first two days

Adding to the action Uptown, Panera Bread will hold the grand opening of its bakery-café Aug. 21, officially opening at 6 a.m. The storefront is located at 11490 Euclid Ave., across from Barnes and Noble.

In celebration of the grand opening, Panera Bread will have special offers on Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Wednesday, Aug. 22. Starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, the first 500 customers will receive a free travel mug with free coffee for two weeks. On Tuesday and Wednesday, guests who purchase a You-Pick-Two will receive a $5 Panera Bread gift card for their next visit.

“Panera Bread is thrilled to be a part of the University Circle community,” said Sam Covelli, CEO of Covelli Enterprises, owner and operator of the restaurant and the largest franchisee of Panera Bread. “Our fresh food, warm ambiance and free Wi-Fi offer an ideal dining experience for University Circle and its neighboring communities.”

Panera Bread is the latest in a series of businesses to open in Uptown, including Barnes and Noble, the university’s bookstore; Verizon Wireless; Chipotle; and Jimmy John’s. More businesses, including restaurants and retail stores, are expected to open as the year progresses. Take a closer look.