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Taking bagels to a whole new level
The Bagel Nook owner Alex Berkowitz on the small business’ unique bagels.
America loves its bagels.
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The doughy demand for the chewy round morsels smeared with cream cheese is still one of the most sought-after breakfast foods around the country, despite the rise of gluten-free, carb-less diets.
Restaurants across the country churned out 848 million servings of bagels in the year ending November 2019, up 7 percent compared to the same time period for the previous year, according to the latest data from NPD Group and Crest Foodservice. And the number of bagel breakfast sandwiches ordered at eateries around the country is up 5 percent compared to a year ago, according to the same data, showing that eaters around the country are increasingly ordering the beloved morning staple.