Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2015 – 1:01 AM
NFL’s Keyshawn Johnson came to Beverly Hills Friday for the Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Panera Bread at 239 S. Beverly Drive.
The duties were executed flawlessly by Councilmember Willie Brien, filling in for Mayor Julian Gold who was in San Francisco for the United States Conference of Mayors.
The event featured a fine spread, opening the doors of the former home of the Chamber of Commerce to reveal a complete makeover.
Inside, the roomy space was all business, decked out in pure bakery modern.
Beverly Hills, friends, and business acquaintances turned out to welcome the Culinary Operations National Chain Winning store to South Beverly Drive. With everything raised without antibiotics, free wifi, and a whole lot of great food, especially – bread.
Keyshawn, a former All-American at the University of Southern California under John Robinson, is a Rose Bowl Hall of Famer. He has played with the New York Jets, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers. He was the first NFL player to score a a touchdown on Monday Night Football with four different teams.
In 2005, Johnson co-founded First Picks Management, a vehicle to pursue his business interests in food service, hotel and real estate, as well as venture capital investing.