It’s a simple story that involves two brothers with a passion for sports…and a stray food truck picked up along the way. Panaggio’s Fusion Bistro, born from that truck is now a brick and mortar establishment, but one with a different goal than most. Outgrowing the food truck and opening the restaurant was easy enough. Understanding who we are and what we want to be proved to be a bigger challenge.
Satisfying our unique mission is where we are today. Panaggios’ mission is to fund the student athletes at DME Sports Academy. 100% of all profits, including tips, from the great Italian food served at Panaggio’s is designated to help fund Academy scholarships.
DME Sports Academy was created to better the minds and bodies of their student athletes. The Academy offers high level education, athletic development training, and life skill mentoring helping the students realize and reach their goals in this unique academy located in beautiful Daytona Beach, Florida.
Family is the source for the contagious passion for sports that founders Mike and Dan Panaggio bring to DME Sports Academy and Panaggio’s Fusion Bistro. They were introduced to basketball at a very young age by their father Mauro Panaggio. The brothers cultivated a love and appreciation of the sport which then drove much of their future success, both on and off the court
Mike and Dan’s hard work and passion have allowed them to realize a lifelong dream of building a world class sports training and development facility in Daytona Beach that serves talented individuals from around the world.