Bruegger's Bagels Franchise Overview
About Bruegger's Bagels
Bruegger’s Enterprises, Inc. (BEI), a leader in the fast-casual restaurant segment, operates 275+ Bruegger’s Bagels bakeries in North America. Renowned for its authentic fresh-baked bagels, the chain also offers a wide variety of freshly prepared breakfast and lunch options made with high-quality, simple ingredients served with its unique brand of hospitality. Bruegger's Bagels is dedicated to the communities it serves and supports charitable causes locally and nationally. BEI’s parent company, Groupe Le Duff, SA, is the world’s second-largest company in the bakery-cafe sector. Founded in 1983, BEI is headquartered in Dallas.
When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell started Bruegger's Bagels in 1983, they were the first to bring New York-style bagels to neighborhoods across America. They worked with a professional bagel baker from New York City for 2½ years to perfect their recipe and baking process. Up until that point, bagels were considered mostly an ethnic food and were not known much outside of New York. At that time, less than one-third of Americans had ever tasted a bagel! From their home base in Burlington, Vermont, Nord and Mike developed Bruegger's into a fast casual bagel bakery, a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a mid-day coffee break. Today, 30 years after the first Bruegger's Bagels opened, there are over 300 Bruegger's Bagels bakeries in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.
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