Bruegger’s Bagels

When Nord Brue and Mike Dressell started Bruegger’s in 1983, they were the first to bring New York-style bagels to neighborhoods across America. They worked with a professional bagel baker from New York City for 2½ years to perfect their recipe and baking process. Up until that point, bagels were considered mostly an ethnic food and were not known much outside of New York. At that time, less than one-third of Americans had ever tasted a bagel!

From their home base in Burlington, Vermont, Nord and Mike developed Bruegger’s into a fast casual bagel bakery, a comfortable place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or a mid-day coffee break. Known for genuine New York-style bagels baked fresh throughout the day, Bruegger’s also offers its guests a variety of menu items that includes fresh-baked breads, proprietary Vermont cream cheese varieties, custom-roasted coffee, breakfast sandwiches, garden-fresh salads, hearty soups, lunch sandwiches, panini and desserts, with a frequently changing menu reflecting seasonal and geographical specialties.

Today, almost 30 years after the first Bruegger’s opened, there are over 300 Bruegger’s bakeries in 26 states, the District of Columbia and Canada.

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