NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: How Many Have Closed? [UPDATED]
May 13, 2013
NY Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise: How many have closed?
How many have sued the founder Joe Smith and his franchise salesman Dennis Mason aka Ken Mason aka Keith Samuels?
On 12/3/13, there appeared to be 8 locations open, and at least 27 New York Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise locations that had debranded and/or closed.
On 5/13/14 it appeared that only 5 were open, and more than 30 have debranded and/or closed.
We’ve found 12 locations that were touted as “Coming Soon” that apparently never opened. Non-refundable franchise fees may have been collected for these and other locations.
There have been at least 2 lawsuits by NY Bagel Café franchisees alleging fraud and deceptive sales tactics by Joe Smith, Dennis Mason and New York Bagel Enterprises, Inc.
The list below has been compiled from the company website and other public sources, and is very much a work in progress.
Please help us correct and maintain the list of franchise openings and closings by sharing additional information, locations, closing dates, etc. in the comment section below.
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New York Bagel Cafe & Deli Locations: Open
As of 5/13/14, there appear to be 5 New York Bagel Cafe & Deli locations open and one under construction:
CA Tracy 2745 Naglee Rd (opened 10/23/13 Owner: Amber Robinson)
LA Houma 520 Barrow St. (opened 6/22/13 Owners: Tracey Hebert, Sonya Ohlmeyer)
NJ Jersey City 217 Newark Ave. (opened 4/16/12 Owners: Patel)
NJ Middletown 490 Route 35 South (opened 11/20/09)
NY Newburgh 30 N. Plank Road (corporate store)
NJ River Vale, 215 Rivervale Road (Under Construction; Franchisee Dorota Goetz)
Two towns that formerly had New York Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise locations are listed on their website as “Coming “Soon” (Newark, DE & Cherry Hill, NJ)
New York Bagel Cafe & Deli That Closed or DeBranded
CO Aurora 14605 E Arapahoe Rd. (Closed 10/12)
DE Newark 1111 Churchmans Rd (Closed Fall 2013?)
DE Newark 2610 Capitol Trail/Kirkwood Hwy
DE Newark 4146 Ogletown Stanton Rd (Closed 2011)
FL Riviera Beach (Opened Summer 2011, Debranded April 2012)
ID Coeur d’Alene 226 W Ironwood Dr. (Closed)
NJ Brick (Closed)
NJ Cherry Hill 1420 Rt 70 E (Closed 4/7/13)
NJ Jackson 341 N County Line Rd. (opened 9/1/11) (Closed 2/10/14)
NJ Newark 108 Jabez St. (Closed)
NJ Parsippany (closed – suing franchisor)
NJ New Brunswick
NC Wesley Chapel (Opened 8/30/12 – Closed 12/13 Owners: Rob & Jen Pistano)
PA Glen Mills
PA Fairless Hills
PA Lititz (Debranded, then Closed)
PA West Chester (Closed – sued franchisor)
PA Oxford Valley
TX El Paso (Feb. 2013) FB (Closed – Filed bankruptcy)
WV Huntington (Nov. 2011)
New York Bagel Cafe & Deli “Coming Soon” Locations That Didn’t
These locations were touted as “Coming Soon” on the company website or press releases, but don’t seem to have ever opened. The company may have collected franchise fees for these and/or other locations.
NJ Atlantic City (Ventnor Plaza)
NJ New Brunswick
NJ Paramus (3 locations)
NY Long Island
PA Douglasville (Douglasville Shopping Center)
PA Philadelphia (2 locations)
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