NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: How Many Have Closed? [UPDATED]

Found on: 2022-07-01 00:45:15

Source: NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: How Many Have Closed? [UPDATED]

NY BAGEL CAFÉ Franchise: How Many Have Closed? [UPDATED]

NY Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise:  How many have closed?

How many have debranded and tried to make it independently?  How many paid franchise fees but never received the promised financing?

We identified 58 NY Bagel Café locations (now called NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop or Davidovich NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop) that have closed or rebranded.

As of 11/12/20, it appears that there are only  NYC Bagel Cafe & Delis open and operating as part of the chain, and about  58 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 90% 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 .

If you have lost money to the NY Bagel Cafe franchise, contact us at UnhappyFranchisee[at]gmail.com.

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


AL Orange Beach 4575 Orange Beach Blvd, Suite #6, Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-2245 Opened 5/18/18 [Franchisees Melissa & David McClure] Rebranded “McClure’s Bagels”


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 Singer Island/Riviera Beach  2419 N. Ocean Dr 3340 (561) 612-7835 (Opened Summer 2011, deleted July 11, 2012, reopened)(Closed for an extended period; Reopened April 17, 2015 with new franchisee) Franchisee Richard Tejeda  PERMANENTLY CLOSED (2020?)

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)

FL Royal Palm Beach 10233 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite B9 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 (Permitting approved summer 2018, $70K improvements, $3700 signage) (Franchisee Richard Bitman 11/27/18 wrote ” we are hoping to be open by February, we’ve had some unexpected delays with the construction”) As of 5/30/19 doesn’t appear to have opened though sign is up.


ID Coeur d’Alene 226 W Ironwood Dr. (Added 7/11/12 deleted 12/29/13)


LA Baton Rouge 7569 Jefferson Highway, Baton Rouge, LA [Possibly never opened. [Owners Aileen Depol and Marvin Casiano; to open Summer 2017]


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)


MA Beverly 380 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915 (978) 969-6011 Opened 1/1/18 First review 1/6/18 LR 4/20/18 [CLOSED] Franchisee Paul Pimental
Was listed for sale for $50,000   YELP FACEBOOK   BizBuySell

New Jersey

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)

  New York

NY Brooklyn 1852 E. 2nd Street, East Brooklyn, New York [Unregistered Closed 2018] [CLOSED] Franchisee Tao Chen

NY Bronx 53 Bruckner Blvd Bronx, NY 10454 (929) 265-9682 [Unregistered Closed 2018] [CLOSED] Franchisee Samuel Echezona

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)

North Carolina

NC Burlington 3261 S Church Street Burlington, North Carolina (336) 350-8185 [Owner Saeed Anwar] [Now branded V&S NY Bagel Cafe] [CLOSED]

NC Cary 1377 Kildaire Farm Rd. (919) 535-3677 (Added 12/4/11 Deleted 11/2/13)

NC Fayetteville 105 Hay Street Fayetteville, NC 28301 Opened July 2017 Closed January 2018 (Owners Viviana Hernandez and Richard Savoy).  Reopened with New Owners  3/20/18 (Owner Lauren & Brandon Campbell, Lee Campbell) CLOSED AGAIN 6/1/19    [CLOSED]

YELP: https://www.yelp.com/biz/ny-bagel-cafe-and-deli-fayetteville

Story:   https://www.fayobserver.com/news/20190802/strictly-business-new-york-bagel-gone-south

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  Raleigh  7500 Ramble Way, Suite 111 Raleigh, NC 27616 [CLOSED]
Opened 1/18 Owner Lucille Glass.
Now named Lucille’s NY Bagel Cafe & Deli


NC Smithfield 388-B Venture Dr Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 912-5714 Joe Bagels said it would open last weekend in May, 2018 [CLOSED] Franchisee Mohammad Mrindha  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)

OH  Columbus / Worthington  2245 W Dublin Granville Rd Columbus, OH 43085 (Opened April 20, 2019 to November, 201919 “Now closed. Inside completely stripped out.” )  “Franchisee Joe Thurston “Thurston said he has franchising rights for Ohio and has at least five more shops planned.” possible Subway owner  [CLOSED]
YELP:  https://www.yelp.com/biz/nyc-bagel-and-sandwich-shop-columbus;   https://www.facebook.com/nycbagelcolumbusoh/https://www.dispatch.com/news/20190506/couple-revamp-hidden-gem-with-jds-place
10/20/2019″This NYC Bagel is closed! Drove to it on 10/20 and it is empty with boxes in it.”
11/5/2019 “I kind of knew 100% the first time I walked in that this place didn’t have long to live. What were they around for? 9 months?”


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 Harrisburg 209 N Second Street, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (845) 563-0891 [Owner Jeff Arnold Opened 1/18 Closed 6/18] [CLOSED]

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 Media  1015 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, Pennsylvania (610) 565-8555 (Opened November, 18, 2016) Franchisee Trish Gould (Closed, then given to current owner and reopened)

PA Philadelphia 514 South St. (215) 238-0101 (Added 4/23/12 Deleted 11/2/13)

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”) Trish Gould (?)  CLOSED

PA West Chester (Closed – sued franchisor) 849 Paoli Pike 103 Turner Square (Added 4/2/10 Deleted 5/28/12)

South Carolina

SC Clemson 125 Anderson Hwy. Clemson, SC 29631 (says temporarily closed 11/12/20)


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 Katy 21040 Highland Knolls Dr. Katy, TX 77450 Opened June 13, 2018 Franchisee Syed Iftikhar

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)

West Virginia

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 11/12/20, there appeared to be 8 New York Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise locations open.  We removed those confirmed closed. Others may have opened.:

CA Rancho Cucamonga 8019 Archibald Ave Rancho Cucamonga, California (909) 244-9567 Franchisee Shahid Jamil Rana

CO Greenwood Village 9555 E. Arapahoe Rd. Suite 16, Greenwood Village, CO 80112 Call (303) 955-7458 Opened 10/17/18 Franchisee Kelly Harmon

LA  Houma  520 Barrow St. (opened 6/22/13 Owners: Tracey Hebert, Sonya Ohlmeyer)

NJ Maplewood , 1857 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ Franchisee Kimyada O’Neal  Opened Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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) Original Franchisee Trish Gould, closed, given to second owner  (Mitch Susman)

PA Philadelphia  4514 B City Line Avenue 19131 (484) 434 8961  (Opened 12/4/15 Franchisee Indra Cipto(?), Fenty Triany)

TX Colleyville 3930 Glade Rd. Suite 100, Colleyville, TX 76034

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.

AZ  Scottsdale

FL  Miami,

FL Royal Palm Beach 10233 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite B9 Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411 (Permitting approved summer 2018, $70K improvements, $3700 signage) (Franchisee Richard Bitman 11/27/18 wrote ” we are hoping to be open by February, we’ve had some unexpected delays with the construction”)

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

NC Fayettesville

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  Queens

NY  Long Island

PA Douglasville (Douglasville Shopping Center)

PA  Philadelphia (2 locations)

SC Summerville 9368 Moreto Circle Summerville, SC. 29485


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Published at Thu, 12 Nov 2020 23:15:00 +0000

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