Brugger's Bagels began in 1983 in Troy, NY when Nord Brue and Mike Dressell founded the retail bagel concept. Brue and Dressell pioneered a new concept that expanded the traditional bagel bakery into a quick service bakery with premium specialty cream cheeses, custom-made sandwiches, signature soups and exceptional coffee. Bruegger's began offering bagel franchise opportunities in 1993 and today there are approximately 250 Bruegger's throughout the U.S. and we are well-positioned to take advantage of the national trend toward quick casual restaurants.
Already famous for authentic boiled and baked bagels, Bruegger's bakers have also crafted a variety of stone-hearth baked breads, such as Ciabatta and the exclusive Softwich™, a softer, square bagel ideal for sandwiches. We offer a warm, inviting atmosphere for our customers in our newly designed bakery-cafes. Our bagel franchise locations offer customers a variety of freshly baked bagels and proprietary cream cheeses - and a whole lot more, like soups, made-to-order salads, custom-blended coffees, deli-style sandwiches, and scrumptious desserts.
Bruegger's also offers a rock solid investment opportunity for entrepreneurs with the drive to succeed in a nationally recognized concept that places strong emphasis on the success and satisfaction of its franchisees. Bruegger's bagel franchise owners are hard working, results-oriented people who appreciate the benefits of a proven system. They care about customers and enjoy providing healthy, nutritious food at a good value. Previous restaurant experience is ideal, but is not required. Prior business experience, financial qualifications, demonstrated interest and a track record of personal success are also important factors in our evaluation process. Brueggers dedicated trainers will be sure that you and your employees are familiar with the proven and effective operating concepts before you open your first two bakeries.