Thinking of opening up a bagel store in a town nearby where there are no bagel stores. Looking for tips, suggestions, advice, and name ideas!
(First off, if you've read my previous questions, you know I'm a bit conflicted because in the past year I have graduated college, gotten two part time office jobs, and was thinking about becoming an english teacher. Sorry.)
Anyway. My father and I are pondering going into the bagel business. Yay! Before we decided whether or not this is a good idea, I am going to be getting some early morning work at a bagel shop, in order to figure out if I like it, what it really entails, and if it is feasibly for us to do. I'm also working on a business plan.
I've read a few accounts of the bagel business (like the self-proclaimed bagel guru's
), and have a general idea of how it works.
If we do it, we will be using the kettling method, and we will be making them from scratch, not a starter.
And we'd be doing it on Route 6, in Carmel, NY, and the location is a good one - lots of parking, close to I-84, no other shops around, etc.
So, have you worked in, run, or owned a bagel shop?
What does your favorite bagel shop have or do that is different and awesome?
Do you have a fabulous bagel recipe?
Any other random bagel thoughts or recommendations?
And, bet of all, what clever/fun/interesting/descriptive names can you suggest? (or boring and standard, that works too!)