Fresh baked bagels are always popular, with entire generations rediscovering this tasty, healthy alternative to the doughnut that can be eaten at any time of day, in any company, without judgmental stares or odd looks. Bagels are a “grown-up” food that still has appeal for kids – a delicious standby for a quick breakfast and equally delicious for lunch. It can be made sweeter with toppings such as fruit, savory with lox and cream cheese, or eaten warm and lavished with butter for a succulent, belly warming snack. However, you may feel that bagels are too much hassle, for one reason or another, and haven’t seen fit to offer them at your place of business. Here are some common reason business owners hesitate to add bagels to the menu: No-one has asked for bagels. Well, they probably don’t see them on your menu and figure it’s hopeless! Adding bagels could energize your customer base and bring in new customers who hadn’t ventured in before simply because they wanted a bagel instead. There’s a bagel shop down the street. There’s zero guarantee that their bagels are loved by … [Read more...]
Fresh Bagels: The Secret to Gaining and Keeping New Customers!
Your deli, coffee shop, pastry destination, or 24 hour diner probably caters to a wide range of customers, but you can always seek to drum up new business. However, your repeat business is only as good as your product, and the more items you offer, the more important it is to pick and choose what you do in house and what you outsource. Simple rolls, fresh baked bread, small pastries, and other items can be easy to do in the comfort of your own shop, given time and space limitations. However, there are plenty of fresh baked goods you’d be better off getting from a whole sale baker, or a specialist in a particular kind of bread. Top among these great selling but hard to set up for and make consistently items are the two round breads with a hole – one sweet, one savory. While the doughnut is more commonly associated with breakfast, bagels can be an all-day seller, especially if you provide plenty of great toppings to go along with the chewy, crusty bread. Making doughnuts requires a lot of space for mixing, rolling, proofing, and raising the dough – then you have to have the … [Read more...]
Offer Bagels for a Healthy Treat, Courtesy of your Wholesale Bakery
A bagel can be a nutritious, satisfying breakfast to start the day or a light lunch to keep you going until dinner, but the experience can be much more fulfilling if you know where to look. A frozen and defrosted bagel or something that's been sitting in a bakery display case for a few days can never match the taste or quality of a fresh-baked bagel. A wholesale bakery can fulfill almost any desire any customer might have when it comes to bagels. Making baked goods on the premises can be time consuming, expensive, and full of failed attempts. There is a great variety, and more ideas are served every day. From plain to energy boosting cranberry bagels, New Yorker Bagels can provide the ideal experience. Plain bagels are always a timeless classic, and a golden crust and a shiny glaze. They are perfect for picky children or sensitive stomachs, and they are still flavorful enough to stand alone without toppings or cream cheeses. Just remember, just because they are plain, doesn’t mean they aren’t just as delicious! There’s a reason the flavor stays popular. Don’t forget to provide … [Read more...]
Tips for growing your bagel sales
If your shop is selling bagels as part of your strategy to catch the morning crowd, you may not have thought of all the ways you can grow the business! Your bagel business is only as good as the bagels you sell. Purchasing from a high quality wholesale bagel supplier can help guarantee your product is reliable, uniform, and always lives up to expectations. Freshness. Again, using a bagel wholesaler who can have product delivered daily to your business is the best way to ensure freshness without actually making the investment and hiring the staff to make the bagels yourself. What you can charge for your bagels will depend in part on your location, your clientele, and the quality of your product. If you buy bagels wholesale, you can generally have a higher profit margin without pricing your bagels outrageously high. How you serve your customers is just as important as the quality of product. Open your shop only after you have all product arranged and your cash register on and running. Have common combinations keyed in for faster ringing up (3 for 2 bagel sales coffee and a bagel, … [Read more...]
Six Reasons to use a Wholesale Bagel Bakery in 2016
Selling bagels successfully depends heavily on two variables – having fresh, delicious product, and having it consistently in stock. It only takes one bad experience for a customer to never try your bagels again, and they are just as likely to share bad experiences with their friends as good ones, so being able to repeatedly blow them away with your quality, selection, and availability is key! Bakeries that service vendors over the public directly have better pricing overall. Not every bakery has a public storefront, so check for bagel bakeries which may service directly using an online website as well as looking for commercial bagel bakeries that sell to the public directly and to vendors. With a professional wholesale bagel supplier, you can count on consistency and freshness as compared to a smaller shop or trying to bake your own daily. When you use a wholesale bakery, you can increase the size of your order with ease, and not have to worry about creating volume or taxing a smaller bakery to its limits. Bagel making requires a whole exclusive setup for proofing and boiling, … [Read more...]
Selling the “Idea” of Bagels
Some shops fail to see the great marketing opportunity made possible by bagels. Buying wholesale bagels allows for a whole new merchandising avenue, but you have to be able to “sell the idea.” What’s your biggest demographic? If it’s stay at home moms, pitch the convenience and ease of grabbing a bagel. Got a fitness crowd? Play up the health angle. Students are always looking for a “filling” option on a budget. Make sure your bagel bakery has plenty of options for you to choose form when making your order. People want more than a plan, salt, poppy-seed or everything bagel. Add a few cranberry energy bagels, blueberry bagels, or a bag of cinnamon raisin, and start making sure those with kids who frequent your establishment notice the “child friendly” options. The Breakfast Crowd Think about using your wholesale bagels connection to significantly increase revenues. Hand out recipes that people can use at home, and increase the number of bagels they buy. For example, a bagel sliced in half and used to sandwich ham, cheese, and egg can be improved on with suggestions like adding … [Read more...]
Why Sell Bagels in Your Shop?
If you own a bakery, café, food truck or vending cart, deciding what to offer is one of the first things you do. Bagels are almost universal in appeal, and having really good ones can make your business profitable as customers become regulars. A wholesale bakery can supply you with fresh, traditionally boiled and baked bagels in a variety of flavors. Whether you are selling to businessmen and women, moms in the go with kids, students, or seniors, having fresh bagels available on demand is a great way to increase sales and get new customers. Buying pre-packaged or frozen bagels is another option, but the profit margin will be smaller and the bagels less fresh and delicious. By contracting with a wholesale bagel factory, you can ensure that your product is always fresh and that every bite endears your customers to you even more. When choosing a wholesale baker to buy from, ask the following questions: Are the bagels boiled before baking? Where do you get your ingredients? How is the bagel dough handled and stored? Is dough made fresh each day? How long between the cooking of … [Read more...]
What is it About New York Bagels?
While bagels are popular across the world, there’s nothing quite like the bagels you find in and around New York City. While many enthusiasts say that it’s the Big Apple’s unusual water chemistry we have to thank for the taste and texture of the famous New York bagel, there are actually a variety of factors at work! While water chemistry can and does influence baking, New York's unique water only has a small role in turning out the classic tender and chewy product thousands know and love. The water in NYC is soft, with extremely low levels of calcium and magnesium. Water hardness affects gluten, the protein in wheat that can turn baked goods tough. In cities like Washington DC, Chicago and Los Angeles, the water can be very hard, leading to a tough, hard bagel. New York bakers, however, can turn out softer bagels because the gluten in their product isn’t as activated. It’s not just the water that makes New York bagels famous, however. New York bagel makers generally cook the bagels lightly in water prior to baking them - a process which makes the inside of the bagel soft and chewy … [Read more...]