Big Apple Bagels

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Big Apple Bagels
Industry Fast-casual restaurant
Founded 1993
Headquarters Deerfield, Illinois, U.S.
Parent BAB, Inc.

Big Apple Bagels is an American franchised chain of bakery-cafes based in Deerfield, Illinois. Coffee, along with a variety of other related products are sold. The products are sold as three different brands: Big Apple Bagels, Brewster's Coffee, and My Favorite Muffin.[1]

Industry Recognition[edit]

  • 2003 Entrepreneur Magazine "Franchise 500"
  • 2005 Entrepreneur Magazine "Best of the Best" Top Franchises
  • 2010 GI Jobs, "Military Friendly Franchise"
  • 2011 Restaurant Business Magazine "Top Future 50" Franchises

BAB, Inc.[edit]

BAB, Inc. (OTCQBBABB), the parent company of Big Apple Bagels, has 98 franchised a 6 licensed stores.[2] Big Apple Bagels was started by Paul Stolzer in October 1993. BAB completed its initial public offering November 27, 1995. BAB, Inc. has been a fundraiser of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations since 2010.[3]

Products available include sandwiches, soup, salads, bakery products, such as muffins and bagels, coffee, smoothies, frozen yogurt and pizza. There is also a line of breakfast sandwiches.

BAB, Inc. was formed to operate and franchise Big Apple Bagels locations. It expanded with a series of acquisitions:

  • 1996 – Brewster's Coffee[4]
  • 1996 – Strathmore Bagels[5]
  • 1996 – Bagels Unlimited Inc.[6]
  • 1996 – Danville Bagels, Inc.[7]
  • 1997 – My Favorite Muffin[8]
  • 1999 – Jacobs Bros. Bagels[9]

In addition to these acquisitions, in 2012 the company developed the SweetDuet Frozen Yogurt & Gourmet Muffin concept. This concept is meant to fuze self-serve frozen yogurt with My Favorite Muffin gourmet muffins.[10]


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