UPDATE December 18, 2013: The Panera at Florida Hospital’s Health Village is now open
UPDATE: The opening date has been pushed back a week to December 18.
Panera plans to open a new location in Health Village on Florida Hospital’s campus. The Panera is set to open on December 11.
The location is in the mixed-use office building on the corner of Orange Ave and Rollins St at 2415 N Orange Ave [GMap].
Because Florida Hospital is a Seventh Day Adventist Hospital, other restaurants on Florida Hospital’s property don’t serve pork products. This Panera will serve their standard menu which includes bacon and ham.
According to Panera Spokesperson Eryn Catter this location is a “Your Choice” location for Florida Hospital.
She said the “Your Choice” refers to the fact that “we offer those items and it is a choice to eat or not eat them….It is up to the employee to make their own healthy choices.”
This location will include outdoor seating along Rollins St. Customers can park in McRae Parking Garage behind the building.
These three will fill the retail options in this first mixed-use building in the Health Village development.