NY Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise: How many have closed?
As of 5/29/18, it appears that there are only 6 NY Bagel Cafe & Delis open and operating as part of the chain, and about 44 NY Bagel Cafe & Delis that have closed, debranded or otherwise left the chain.
While President Joe Smith and salesman Dennis Mason (Denis Mason) claim there have been no or few failures, an estimated 87% of the NY Bagel Cafes that opened either closed in failure or left the system, then closed.
Many, many more NY Bagel Cafe franchisees who paid franchise fees of $17,500, $19,500 or even $29,500 report that they never received the 100% funding promised by the company, and were refused the refunds they were contractually entitled to.
The NY Bagel Cafe Website Location List is False
NY Bagel Cafe misrepresents the number of open stores and hide failures by including closed or never-opened locations as operational.
On 5/17/17, the NY Bagel website listed 20 locations:
- 6 we verified were open
- 7 we verified were closed (Newark, DE, Middletown, PA, Doral, FL, Alexandria, VA, Rivervale, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, Newark, NJ)
- 2 had debranded before opening (Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Gastonia, NC)
- 3 are in development (Lancaster, PA, Burlington, NC, Ashland, NH)
- 2 do not seem to exist (Fayetteville, NC, Harrisburg,PA)
The list below has been compiled from the company website and other public sources. We have addresses for all these closed stores and photographs for most posted here.
If you are considering giving your hard-earned money to NY Bagel Cafe, Joe Smith or Dennis Mason (aka Denis Maason, Keith Samuels) please contact us first.
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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.
New York Bagel Cafe & Deli That Closed or DeBranded
CA Tracy 2745 Naglee Rd (opened 10/23/13 Closed 3/14 Owner: Amber Robinson)
CO Aurora 14605 E Arapahoe Rd. (Added 4/23/12 Closed 10/12)
DE Newark 1111 Churchmans Rd (Added 4/2/10 deleted July 11, 2012 reopened 2013?)
DE Newark 2610 Capitol Trail/Kirkwood Hwy (Added 6/21/11 Deleted 11/2/13)
FL Riviera Beach (Opened Summer 2011, deleted July 11, 2012, reopened)
FL Doral 3887 NW 107th Ave 33172 (Opened 4/7/15 Closed 1/16 Owner Ervin Cruz)
FL Pembroke Pines 10211 Pines Blvd 33026 (Franchisee Ramon Palha; Debranded before opening 8/16 Source: FB page)
ID Coeur d’Alene 226 W Ironwood Dr. (Added 7/11/12 deleted 12/29/13)
MD Ocean City 401A Atlantic Ave 21842 (410) 390-5068 (Sold as illegal franchise to franchisee Mike Hamad; operating as an independent bagel store under same name)
NJ Brick 319 Brick Blvd (Added 6/21/11 Deleted 11/2/13)
NJ Cherry Hill 1420 Rt 70 E (Closed 4/7/13) (Added 6/21/11 deleted 12/29/13)
NJ Jersey City 217 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ (201) 433-3388 (opened 4/16/12 Owners: Patel) (now DaejaVu Café; rebranded 2/18?) [CLOSED] YELP
NJ Jackson 341 N County Line Rd. (opened 9/1/11) (Closed 2/10/14)
NJ Little Egg Harbor 605 Rt. 9,Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087 (Debranded 12/28/2016 before opening, Opened as Jack’s NYC Bagel & Deli, 603 West Main Street, Little Egg Harbor, NJ)
NJ Livingston 184 S. Livingston Ave. (added 10/5/11 deleted July 11, 2012)
NJ Middletown 490 Route 35 South (opened 11/20/09 John Caristi & Debra Caristi Closed 11/15? Now a Gem’s Bagels)
NJ Newark 108 Jabez St. (Added 5/28/12 deleted 12/29/13)
NJ New Brunswick 88 Albany St (Added 4/2/10 Deleted June 21, 2011)
NJ Parsippany 388 Route 46 West (Added 11/25/09 Deleted March 1 2010)(closed)
NJ River Vale, 215 Rivervale Road (Opened 9/3/14 Closed 1/31/15; 1st Franchisee Dorota Goetz; 2nd Franchisee Richard Charles; Reportedly reopening under 3rd franchisee; Closed again)
NJ Rockaway 176 Route 46 East (Added 6/14/10 Deleted 11/2/13)
NJ Roselle 711 E. First Ave. (added 10/5/11 deleted July 11, 2012)
NJ Waldwick 30 Franklin Tpke. (201) 857 4680 (Added 6/21/11 deleted July 11, 2012)
NY Lagrangeville 1097 Route 55 (added 11/21/07 Deleted June 6, 2009)
NY Newburgh 30 N Plank Rd Newburgh, NY 12550 (Joe’s Long-time company store) [CLOSED] Real Estate Listing 1, 2
NY Washingtonville 6 Depot Street (845) 496-5546 (added 11/21/07 Deleted June 21, 2011)
NC Cary 1377 Kildaire Farm Rd. (919) 535-3677 (Added 12/4/11 Deleted 11/2/13)
NC Gastonia 3204 Union Road, Gastonia, NC (Rebranded before opening. Opening as Ricci’s New York Bagels Café and Deli Spring 2017]
NC Morrisville 3108 Grace Park Dr Grace Park (Added 4/2/10 Deleted 11/2/13)
NC Smithfield 388-B Venture Dr Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 912-5714 Joe Bagels said it would open last weekend in May, 2018 [CLOSED] YELP
NC Wesley Chapel 6400 Weddington Rd Ste G, Wesley Chapel, NC 28104-6295 704-684-5567 (Opened 8/30/12 – Closed 12/13 Owners: Rob & Jen Pistani)
PA Fairless Hills 110 Lincoln Highway (Added 6/21/11 Deleted 5/28/12)
PA Glen Mills 1810 Wilmington Pike Ste 5 19342 (2011/2012 Franchisee Pierre Sims)
PA Lancaster 805 Rohrersown Rd Lancaster PA 17601 [Still under construction 5/17. Franchisees Marcel Centeno, John Altreche] [CLOSED]
PA Lititz (Debranded, then Closed) 245 Bloomfield Dr. Suite 100 (717) 560-4700 (Added 4/23/12 Deleted 11/2/13)
PA Philadelphia 514 South St. (215) 238-0101 (Added 4/23/12 Deleted 11/2/13)
PA West Chester (Closed – sued franchisor) 849 Paoli Pike 103 Turner Square (Added 4/2/10 Deleted 5/28/12)
TN Franklin 1109 Davenport Blvd., Suite 100 (Added 4/23/12 Deleted 11/2/13 Franchisee Howard Falcon)
TX El Paso (Feb. 2013) FB (Closed – Filed bankruptcy) 1830 Joe Battle, Suite 102 (915) 857-0270 (Added 12/4/11 Deleted 11/2/13)
TX Spring 8312 Louetta Road Suite C, 77379 (832) 761-0464 (Franchisee Chantha Douhdouh) (opened around 11/15 closed 8/16)
VA Alexandria, 6456 Old Beulah Street, 22315 (703) 971-2971 (Opened Closed 5/17 Franchisee: Walid Katemtou)
VA Vienna 431 Maple Ave West Suite A Vienna, VA (571) 340-3573 ABDUL KARIM SAFI (SAFI, INC.) (Opened 3/16 Closed 8/16)
WV Huntington 944 4th Avenue (November 2011) (Added 6/21/11 Deleted 11/2/13) (Opened 4/13/11 Mirela Gjunkshi, Kalaj’s Closed 11/8/11. New franchisee Food Concepts, Inc. to reopen. Appears to have debranded.
New York Bagel Cafe & Deli Locations: Open
As of 5/29/18, there appear to be 9 New York Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise locations open:
AL Orange Beach 4575 Orange Beach Blvd, Suite #6, Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-2245 Opened 5/18/18 [Franchisees Melissa & David McClure]
LA Houma 520 Barrow St. (opened 6/22/13 Owners: Tracey Hebert, Sonya Ohlmeyer)
FL Singer Island 2419 N. Ocean Dr 3340 (561) 612-7835 (Closed for an extended period; Reopened April 17, 2015 with new franchisee)
NC Burlington 3261 S. Church St. Burlington, NC 27215 (336) 350-8185 [Supposed to be opening 5/17. Franchisee Saeed Anwar]
NC Fayetteville 105 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301
NC Raleigh 7500 Ramble Way, Suite 111 Raleigh, NC 27616 Opened 1/18
NC Raleigh 301 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 615-1054 Opened 3/15/18 Franchisee James Holmes News
PA Media 1015 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, Pennsylvania (610) 565-8555 (Opened November, 18, 2016)
PA Philadelphia 4514 B City Line Avenue 19131 (484) 434 8961 (Opened 12/4/15 Franchisee Indra Cipto(?), Fenty Triany)
PA Springfield 11 East Woodland Ave, Springfield, PA (6/14/18 on Media, PA FB: “We are so excited to announce that our 2nd location opens today”)
New York Bagel Cafe & Deli “Coming Soon” Locations That Haven’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.
LA Baton Rouge 7569 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA [Construction starts May, 2017. Franchisees Aileen Depol and Marvin Casiano]
NC Burlington 3261 S Church Street Burlington, North Carolina Call (336) 350-8185
NH Ashland 146 Main St. Ashland, NH 03217 [Listed as Open on website 5/17/17 though still appears in zoning ]
“Richard Kirby came before the Planning Board to introduce Michael and Jean Stoffel. The Stoffels came before the Board because Michael is the franchisee for NY Bagel Café and Deli. They will establish their business at 146 Main Street, Ashland M/L 004-002-029. They are the franchisee for the entire State of NH. Their Ashland location will become the hub of his business. This is the first franchise in the Northeast. Their professional business name is Graystone Group LLC.Richard Kirby owns the building.”
NJ Atlantic City (Ventnor Plaza)
NJ New Brunswick
NJ Paramus (3 locations)
NY 2342 West 11th St., New York, NY 11223 *Coming Soon (2016)*
NY Long Island
PA Harrisburg 209 N 2nd St. Harrisburg, PA 17113 [Listed as Open on website 5/17/17 with Philadelphia store’s phone number]???
PA Douglasville (Douglasville Shopping Center)
PA Philadelphia (2 locations)
SC Summerville 9368 Moreto Circle Summerville, SC. 29485
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