Pizza bagel

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Pizza bagel
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Place of originUnited States
Main ingredientsBagel, tomato sauce, cheese

A pizza bagel is a bagel with pizza toppings.


It is commonly accepted that it was not until 1974 at a Western Bagel in Woodland Hills, California, that 17-year-old store clerk Bruce Treitman created what is now known as the pizza bagel: a flattened bagel with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.[1][2]

In early 2014, Katz Bagel Bakery in Chelsea, Massachusetts made claim that Harry Katz invented a variation of this pizza bagel in 1970.[3] Unlike traditional pizza bagels, Katz' version is similar to a miniature pizza. Katz uses bagel dough without the hole, topped with cheese and tomato sauce.[2][4]

There has been a claim that Anthony DeMauro invented the pizza bagel in 1959 at Amster's Bagel Bakery (now closed) in South Euclid, Ohio. However, it was not until May 26, 1970 when Amster Pizza Bagel, Inc. submitted registration for Pizza Bagels to the US Copyright Office.[5] On October 1, 1970, Amster Pizza Bagel, Inc. registered for a product that contains 6 frozen pizza bagels in folding cartons with a net weight of 11 ounces.[6]

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  1. ^ Balinska, Maria. The Bagel: The Surprising History of a Modest Bread. Yale University Press.
  2. ^ a b Claire Carusillo, "Pizza Bagels: The Unlikeliest Feud in the East Coast/West Coast Rivalry", Eater, July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Christopher Hughes, "Inside Katz Bagel Bakery, Where You Can Eat Pizza Anytime", Boston Magazine, August 26, 2014. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  4. ^ Robert Lasson, "Brunch Begins in Chelsea", Boston Globe, March 12, 1972. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  5. ^ "The Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: Books, Pamphlets, Serials, and Contributions: January-June 1970". p. 66. Retrieved 2017-09-20.
  6. ^ "The Catalog of Copyright Entries. Third Series: Commercial Prints and Labels: July-December 1970". p. 59. Retrieved 2017-09-20.

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