Watch out, Yale Dining, the fast food restaurants just keep coming. The latest is Panera Bread, joining the ranks of Shake Shack and Chipotle in New Haven, the New Haven Independent reported.
The bakery-café will open next-door to Starbucks at 1060 Chapel Street. For the past 30 years the spot has been home to News Haven, which sells an international selections of newspapers and magazines. The New Haven Independent reports that Panera has already signed a lease on the 4,000 square-foot space. Shake Shack is one block away at 986 Chapel and Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon open at 900 Chapel. The Independent also quoted Navin Jani, the owner of News Haven, saying that he plans to close by mid-October.
There are 1,591 Panera Bread operations in U.S. and Canada, according to the company’s website. An opening date for the New Haven location has not been set.