The Great American Bagel Bakery

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Great American Bagel Bakery
Privately owned
Industry Fast food
Founded 1987
Headquarters Westmont, Illinois
Number of locations
52 (approx.)
Key people
Pat Ross, Wayne Flately
Products Fast food (including Bagels and Sandwiches)

The Great American Bagel Bakery is a privately owned restaurant franchise started in 1987. The company is based in Westmont, Illinois. Currently, there are 52 locations in 12 states.[1]


The Great American Bagel was established in 1987 by president Wayne Flately. The Great American Bagel started franchising in 1994 with the help of Pat Ross, retired founder and president of Rax Restaurants.[2]


  1. ^ "Great American Bagel Bakery - About Us". Retrieved 4 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Walkup, Carolyn (24 Oct 1994). "bnet: Rax Restaurants founder to head Great American Bagel franchising". Nation's Restaurant News. Retrieved 4 July 2009. 

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