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Panera Bread Coming to Lake Nona Village

Lake Nona Welcomes Panera Bread Company

May 17, 2012; Orlando, Fla. —Lake Nona and Panera Bread Company have signed a long-term lease for a 4,413-square-foot outparcel bakery-café with an outdoor patio at Lake Nona Village, located on Narcoossee Road across the street from the Lake Nona Information Center and NorthLake Park neighborhood. Panera at Lake Nona is expected to open later this year.

Panera’s restaurant at Lake Nona will feature its popular bakery, where patrons can find freshly baked breads, bagels, pastries and sweets, in addition to its traditional café that will provide sandwiches, soups and hand-tossed salads.

The opportunities for commercial development at Lake Nona are impressive, with millions of square feet of commercial space for businesses, shops, restaurants, medical offices and more. Lake Nona will be home to a world-class corporate park that will offer a wide variety of for-lease and build-to-suit options. With its Lake Nona Town Center, an upscale open-air mall planned just off Lake Nona Blvd., the community is also destined to become a premiere shopping destination for the region.

Additional leasing opportunities are currently underway. For leasing inquiries, contact Jill Rose with Lake Nona at (407) 888-6507, or [email protected].


For Information, Contact:

Jessi Blakley, APR Consensus PR, 407.432.3673, [email protected]


Lake Nona is a 7,000-acre master planned community within the city limits of Orlando that will be home to world-class education, medical and recreational facilities, a medical city, diverse workspaces, retail centers, entertainment choices and residential options for all types of people seeking the best the city has to offer with all the conveniences of living within a dynamic, vibrant community.  Lake Nona is being developed by Lake Nona Property Holdings, owned by Tavistock Group, a private investment company with a broad portfolio of assets around the world.

For more information on Lake Nona, visit www.learnlakenona.com.


Tavistock Group is an international private investment company founded by Joe Lewis. The company provides creative capital structured for each investment opportunity and looks to deploy between $25 million to $1 billion behind established businesses which benefit from its capital, flexibility, management expertise and global network of resources.

With investments in 175 companies across 15 countries, Tavistock Group’s investment portfolio includes: life sciences, sports teams and sporting events, manufacturing and distribution, oil, gas and energy, financial services, restaurants, commercial properties, private luxury residential properties, resort properties and master-planned real estate developments.

Generally, Tavistock Group invests for the long-term and focuses on improving all aspects of its investments, striving to generate strong returns and achieve excellence in every industry in which it competes.

For more information on Tavistock Group, visit www.tavistock.com.


Panera Bread Company owns and franchises 1,541 bakery-cafes as of December 27, 2011 under the Panera Bread®, Saint Louis Bread Co. ® and Paradise Bakery & Cafe® names. We feature high quality, reasonably priced food in a warm, inviting and comfortable environment. With our identity rooted in handcrafted, fresh-baked, artisan bread, we are committed to providing great tasting, quality food that people can trust. Nearly all of our bakery-cafes have a menu highlighted by antibiotic free chicken, whole grain bread and select organic and all natural ingredients, with zero grams of artificial trans fat per serving, which provide flavorful, wholesome offerings. Our menu includes a wide variety of year-round favorites complemented by new items introduced seasonally with the goal of creating new standards in everyday food choices. In neighborhoods across this country and in Ontario, Canada, our customers enjoy our warm and welcoming environment featuring comfortable gathering areas, relaxing decor and free Internet access. Our bakery-cafes routinely donate bread and baked goods to community organizations in need. Additional information is available on the Company’s website, http://www.panerabread.com.


Covelli Enterprises owns and operates more than 190 bakery-cafés in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky and Florida.  Covelli Enterprises is the nation’s largest franchisee of Panera, LLC. Panera Bread Orlando covers Volusia, Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, Flagler and east side of Lake counties. Visit us on the web,  www.paneraorlando.com


  • tom said: January 16, 2013

    Any idea if this will ever be built? Sign has been up for a year now??

  • Lake Nona said: January 22, 2013

    The building is in for permitting with the City of Orlando. They are planning to start when the permit arrives.