NY Bagel Café aggressively promotes its franchise opportunity as a chance to join a growing company with zero failed stores, zero lawsuits, and zero citations for franchise law infractions. We’ve listed franchisees NY Bagel Café has listed in their documents over the past several years. Help us update the list and share what you know about their franchise experience. Comment below or email ADMIN in confidence at UnhappyFranchisee[at]Gmail.com.
(UnhappyFranchisee.Com) This NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise & Franchisee Outcomes post is a collaborative, interactive experiment to gather information on what happened, historically, to franchise investments made with NY Bagel Café.
NY Bagel Café franchise ads run by Dennis Mason (sometimes known as Denis Maason, Keith Samuels, David Malin, or other aliases) and founder Joe Smith describe their franchise as a chance to join a “leading” 20-year bagel chain with 100% financing (above the franchise fee), and a chance to make big commissions helping them sell franchises.
Former franchisees and prospective franchisees alike have shared the pre-sale disclosure documents NY Bagel Café disclosure documents, which all indicate that NY Bagel Café has never had a failed, closed, terminated or resold/transferred store. Is this true? Are you a current or former franchise owner, investor, employee or vendor of a NY Bagel Café franchise? Please share your experience with a comment below (your email address won’t be visible) or email ADMIN in confidence at UnhappyFranchisee[at]Gmail.com.
Is the NY Bagel Café as wonderful as the ads and documents say? Emails we’ve received, online complaints and our own research seems to challenge his claim (See _____ and _____) so we want to hear from former owners.
Disclaimer: This information has been pieced together from NY Bagel Cafe documents donated to us confidentially, and from public sources. Some details are likely to be incorrect and are posted here to invite input and corrections. Information is an approximation, and should be independently verified. NY Bagel’s Joe Smith & Dennis Mason have been invited to provide clarification, corrections or rebuttals.
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This post is an ongoing work in progress – please check back for frequent updates.
NY Bagel Franchisees – by state
Most of these franchisees were listed in company disclosure documents as open or coming soon, and were posted so prospective franchisees could contact them. Some are from public records. Some info may be incorrect or outdated; please contact us with corrections or requests: UnhappyFranchisee[at]Gmail.com
|CARMEN CASTILLO, RICHARDSON TEJEDA 6801 SW 14 ST MIAMI, FL 33144 FL Singer Island/Riviera Beach
Sonya Ohlmeyer (Schreiver) & Tracy Hebert (Houma) 520 Barrow St. Houma, LA (985)655-5200
Jayesh & Rupal Patel Jayesh Patel Secaucus, New Jersey 07094 (347) 330-9037 NJ Jersey City
|Indra Cipto, Fenty Triany 4514 B City Line Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131 (484) 434 8961 Opened 12/4/15|
|Walid Katemtou 6456 Old Beulah Street Alexandria, VA 22315 (703) 971-2971||Sold without being legally registered or approved in Virginia|
|NY Bagel Café – California Franchisees||CA requires registration prior to promoting or selling a franchise. We don’t believe NY Bagel ever registered nor was ever approved to offer franchises in California.|
|Amrou Saleh San Francisco, CA|
|Amber Robinson Tracy, CA||Cafe closed. Amber Robinson, military veteran, widowed mother of two was sold an illegal, unregistered franchise. It closed in months and Amber lost her home and investment. NY Bagel still uses her store photos in franchise ads.|
|NY Bagel Café – Colorado
Jeff & Stacy Calamino Castle Rock, CO 80108
Cafe closed. Franchisees filed for bankruptcy December 2012
|NY Bagel Café – Connecticut Franchisees
Kyrl Pierre 529 Soundview Ave. Stamford, CT 06615
|CT requires registration prior to promoting or selling a franchise. We don’t believe NY Bagel ever registered nor was ever approved to offer franchises in CT.|
|NY Bagel Café – Delaware
Amit Berry 2610 Capitol Trail Newark, Delaware 19711 (302) 733-0700
John Wallace 1111 Churchman’s Place Newark, Delaware 19713 (302) 533-6789
Margaret Cannister 12 Baywatch Rd. Newark, DE 19720
Sayed Rabbani 24 Lake Tahoe Circle Bear, DE. 19701
Marvin Robinson 319 FOREST DRIVE WILMINGTON, DE 19804
Pierre Sims 841 W. Birchtree Lane Claymont, DE 19703
Cafe closed. Capitol Trail store
|District of Columbia – Washington, DC
Lola Okunrinboye; Sajid Shah 1740 14th St. NW Washington, District of Columbia 20009
|NY Bagel Café – Florida
Diego R. Aguiar Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301 115 NE 3rd Ave. Apt. 304 Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
Stephanie Robitzski 2419 N. Ocean Ave. Riviera Beach, Florida 33404 (561) 841-1941
Hernaldo – never opened
|FL Doral Ervin Cruz Delray Beach, FL (917)202-1565||Cafe closed. Operated the Doral, FL store – closed 1/16|
|NY Bagel Café – Maryland
Mike Hamad 401A Atlantic Ave Ocean City, MD 21842 (410) 390-5068
|MD Enforcement Order against NY Bagel Cafe
MD requires registration prior to promoting or selling a franchise. We don’t believe NY Bagel has been legally registered to offer franchises in Maryland since 2013.
|NY Bagel Café – Massachusetts
Ann Mary Bubb 10 Keenan Rd. Brighton, MA 02135
Nader Faheem & Nevine Shafik Sudbury, MA 01776
|Eric Conlon 5 Jessica J Drive Millbury, MA 01527 Janet Conlon||Never opened – Conlon’s claim they were wrongly denied a franchise fee refund. NY Bagel Complaint|
|NY Bagel Café – New Jersey
David Sypen 30 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, New Jersey 07463 (201)857-4680
Imran Ahmed 1420 Rt. 70 East Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08034 (856) 354-0040
Imran & Kimmula Ahmed 836 Cooper Landing Rd. Apt. 504E Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Jim Doyle 341 N County Line Rd Jackson, New Jersey 08527 (732) 987-6957
Mark & Josephine Rosen 319 Brick Boulevard Brick, New Jersey 08723 (732) 903-7595
Sam Kyrollos and Magdy Morcos Bayonne, New Jersey 07002 (347) 277-2606
John & Debra Caristi 490 Rt. 35 Middletown, NJ (732) 747-5104 NJ Middletown
Shalina Akther 43 Sherman Ave. Paterson, NJ 07502
Zahid Ali Oakland, New Jersey 07436 (908) 906-3520
Pierre & Marie Barreau 32 Vacari Way Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Rosalyn Benitez-Laboy 6 Atlantic Ave Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Douglas Carosella 279 West Place Township of Washington, NJ 07676
Steve Dachs 207A Woodside Ave Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Mamdouh Demian Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (973) 331-9434
Jim Doyle Toms River, NJ 08755
Timothy Foley 807 Country Club Road Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Beauhomme Jeanbaptiste 1956 William St. Union, NJ 07083
Mike Manafi 16 Stonewall Court Mahwah, NJ 07430
Jorge Matos Hamilton, NJ
Ketan Patel Fords, New Jersey 08863 (908) 720-2240
Jay Polsky 530 Clark Rd Paramus, NJ 07652
Joseph Ramsey Hackensack, New Jersey 07601 (201) 525-1040
Hany Rezkallah Roseland, New Jersey 07068 (201) 344- 4606
Adel Rofail Jersey City, New Jersey 07306 (347) 653- 2225
Edward Santiago 484 Passaic Ave. Nutley, NJ 07110
Zinnur Tabakci 1022 Main Street Paterson, NJ 07503
Huseyin Cenab Tatar 1029 Broad Street Clifton, NJ 07013
Christopher Tully 233 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue Livingston, NJ 07039
Gary Verga P.O. Box 32 Maywood, NJ 07607
Bakmukund Parikh Five State Deli & Convenience Store, LLC 1461 Route 23 Butler, NJ 07405
| Cafe closed.
Waldwick Cafe Closed 2013
Cafe closed. Rt 70 Cherry Hill Cafe Closed 2013
Cafe closed. County Line Rd, Jackson, NJ closed 2014
Cafe closed. Brick, NJ Cafe closed 2012
Cafe closed. Magdy Morcos owned the Livingstone, NJ store.
Cafe closed. John & Debra Caristi owned the Middletown, NJ store.
|Min Huebner Rockaway, New Jersey 07866 (973) 453- 2288||Sued and won but couldn’t collect|
|Joseph Catalano, Jr. 176 Rt. 46 East Rockaway, New Jersey 07866 (862)209-4550||Cafe Closed|
|Bassam M. Barqawi, Sewell, NJ
Rima AlBarqawi, Turnersville, NJ.
|Never opened. Sued NY Bagel Café, won a summary judgement, never collected. NY Bagel Lawsuit.|
|Dorothy Goetz Saddle Brook, NJ||Never opened. First franchisee of River Vale store; She never opened|
|Richard Charles 215 River Vale Rd. River Vale, NJ 07675 (201) 497-5907
Nicholas Soloman 215 River Vale Rd. River Vale, NJ 07675 (201)497-5907
|Cafe closed. Took over half-finished River Vale store, failed in months, declared bankruptcy
Cafe reopened & closed again. River Vale NJ store closed after multiple owners
|Brian DelaCruz Metuchen, NJ||Never opened. Brian is legally blind and claims that NY Bagel Café refuses to repay him his $19,500 franchise fee he is owed.|
|New York||NY requires registration prior to promoting or selling a franchise. We don’t believe NY Bagel ever registered nor was ever approved to offer franchises in New York.|
|Tao Chin New York, NY
Ernest & Lilia Alias 162-4- 9111 Ave. Whitestone. NY 11357
Jeanine & Angelo Morales 44 Norden St. Staten Island, NY 10304
Joe & Rose Capalbo 1 Naples Lane Greenlawn, NY 1 1740
Kent Carrington Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 (919) 607-9574
Ashish Patel and Sunjaykumar Donda 3108 Grace Park Drive Morrisville, North Carolina 27560 (919)469-2777
Ashish Patel 401 Sturminster Drive Holly Springs, NC 27540
Sunjaykumar Donda 1338 China Drive Morrisville, NC 27560
|Antonio Perpinan, 7515 Kings Ridge Drive, Apt. 302, Charlotte, North Carolina 28217||Never opened. Mr. Perpinan claims he was wrongly denied a franchise fee refund & has filed multiple complaints with government agencies.|
|Rob & Jen Pistano Wesley Chapel NC||Cafe closed. The Pistanos operated the Wesley Chapel, NC franchise which closed. Their location is still widely pictured in NY Bagel franchise ads.|
|NC Hope Mills Viviana Hernandez Hope Mills LLC PO Box 689 Hope Mills NC 28348 (727) 266-7438 3/18/2015||Name and information from public record search. Never opened.|
Kenneth Hunter 1933 North 3rd St. Harrisburg, Pa. 17102 (717) 756-6773
Mark & Jennifer Messinger 110 Lincoln Highway Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania 19030 (215)486-7685
Pierre Sims 1810 Wilmington Pike Keystone Plaza Glen Mills, Pennsylvania 19342-8177 (484) 574-8326
Ali Tifrani Norwood, Pa. 19074 (215) 432-9388
Nicholas Travanglini, Jr. Drexel Hill, Pa. 19074 (610) 331- 8797
Suzana Vangeli Philadelphia,Pennsylvania 19136 (215) 292-3318
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|Basil M. AlBarqawi, Philadelphia, PA||Never opened. Filed a lawsuit.|
|Gordon & Christine Cunningham 103 Turner Lane West Chester, Pennsylvania 19382 (610) 692-5111||Cafe closed.
Cunningham’s filed a major lawsuit against NY Bagel. Debranded, eventually closed. Cunningham v NY Bagel Lawsuit.
|Adam Montpetit Assistant Branch Manager at Fulton Financial Corporation Lancaster, Pennsylvania Area Franchisee at NY Bagel Cafe & Deli
Eric Shirk Lancaster, Pa. 17602 (717) 380-5386
|Cafe closed. Owned and operated the franchise in Lititz, PA. Debranded, then eventually closed.|
|Jeanette M Mora Douglassville, PA 19518||Jeanette Mora sued and won a judgement for return of her franchisee, but couldn’t collect.|
Dhariane Sathler Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 (843) 757-2232
|Howard Falcon Franklin, TN 37067||Cafe closed. Howard Falcon owned the Franklin, TN franchise location, which closed. He filed a complaint against NY Bagel Café with governmental agencies.|
|Meredith Treppa, David Ramirez El Paso, Texas 79936 (915) 929-1538||El Paso Cafe closed Desert Saguaro LLC filed for Ch. 7 bankruptcy 2/2012. Billboard is widely pictured in NY Bagel franchise ads.|
|Chantha Douhdouh 8312 Louetta Rd Spring, Texas 77379 (832) 761-0464||Spring, Texas Cafe closed Summer 2016|
|Virginia||Virginia requires registration prior to promoting or selling a franchise. We don’t believe NY Bagel ever registered nor was ever approved to offer franchises in Virginia.|
|Nasir Karimi Falls Church, VA||Never opened|
|Abdul Karim Safi (SAFI, INC.) 431 Maple Ave West Suite A Vienna, VA (571) 340-3573||Vienna, VA Cafe closed|
Mirela Gjunkshi 944 4th Ave Huntington, West Virginia 25701 (304)399-3222
Entela Kalaj…. manager Albert Kalaj, Katrinia Kalaj 16 Risen Star Dr, Milton, WV 25541 304-390-5388
| Mirela Gjunkshi of FL was the 1st franchisee of the Huntington, WV Cafe. Cafe Closed.
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