Longtime McDonald’s franchisee finds success with Panera Bread
Albert "Al" Covelli TITLE: founder COMPANY: Covelli Enterprises HEADQUARTERS: Warren, Ohio UNIT COUNT: 200 ANNUAL SALES: $400 million BIRTH DATE: April 6, 1920 EDUCATION: Kenosha High School; Kenosha, Wis. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: opened 161st McDonald's in Warren in 1959; operates 200 Panera Breads, the first of which opened in Winter Park, Fla., in 1997 PERSONAL: wife, Josephine; two children, Sam and Annette HOBBIES: golf and opening restaurants In 1997, at the tender age of ...
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