Back by Popular Demand, Bruegger's Adds Pretzel Bagel to Summer Menu

BURLINGTON, VT, June 22, 2009 /24-7PressRelease/ -- For a limited time only, Bruegger's is bringing back an old favorite - the Pretzel Bagel. First introduced in 2007, the Pretzel Bagel will be featured on the bakery-cafe's menu again this summer.

The summer menu item combines the best of two favorites - the crunchy salt toppings and dark caramel colors of a soft pretzel with the flavors and texture of a Bruegger's authentic New York-style bagel. Guests can choose to eat it as a snack with just a hint a side of mustard or as a sandwich paired with Bruegger's healthy breakfast and lunch toppings.

"The Pretzel Bagel was such a fun menu option for our guests, we just had to bring it back this summer," says Bruegger's Executive Chef, Phillip Smith. "Reminiscent of a ballpark favorite, our guests loved it anytime of the day."

Like all Bruegger's bagels, the Pretzel Bagel is kettle boiled and baked to create a crunchy outside with a dense, chewy texture on the inside. The bagels are baked fresh daily at each of Bruegger's 290 locations and are free of trans-fats, making them a healthy summer option for Bruegger's guests.

"We listen to our guests and we note the limited time offers they request time and time again," said Bruegger's CEO Jim Greco. "The Pretzel Bagel is definitely an old favorite and we're excited to bring this flavorful and healthy choice back for our guests this year."

The pretzel bagel joins a growing menu that includes the company's signature sandwiches and paninis introduced in early 2009. The new line of sandwiches is served on fresh-baked bread and features exceptional flavors such as the Turkey Toscana and Tarragon Chicken Salad.

About Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc.

Bruegger's Enterprises, Inc., an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is a leader in the fast casual restaurant segment. Bruegger's is dedicated to serving delicious, wholesome food that brings guests back again and again. In 290 neighborhood bakery-cafes in 24 states and the District of Columbia, Bruegger's offers a warm, comfortable setting for guests to enjoy a wholesome meal with family and friends. Famous for authentic New York-style, boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger's entire menu is free of trans-fats and features a Fair Trade CertifiedTM coffee everyday from Green Mountain Coffee. Bruegger's bakers use their expertise to bake an array of fresh breads including honey wheat, hearty white and the exclusive Softwich. Guests can count on innovative menu items, including unique cream cheese flavors, delicious breakfast sandwiches and wraps, hand-tossed salads, hearty soups, signature and custom order sandwiches and desserts. Founded in 1983, Bruegger's is headquartered in Burlington, Vermont and supports its neighbors in every community it serves.

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