Syosset will have to wait a little longer for cobblestone muffins, fresh brewed coffee and free WiFi. Panera Bread, originally planned to open their doors in mid-February, is now due to open in late May, according to Doherty Enterprises public relations representative Pat Friia.
According to Panera spokeswoman Kate Antonacci, the Syosset Panera on Jericho Turnpike will be a franchise cafe, owned an operated by Doherty Enterprises, Inc. rather than directly by Panera.
, 55 percent of Patch readers are excited for the popular eatery to open. 29 percent said they are happy the former home of Dom & Luigi's Smokehouse Pizzeria will finally be occupied. 14 percent felt it could have been replaced with something better.
Patch user optimistically said in his comment,
Whether you're excited for Panera or excited for what will come after Panera, you will only have to wait until around Memorial Day.
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