Melbourne, Florida, residents can get ready for a better bagel with the arrival of Bagel 13. The new restaurant will offer up its great tasting, fresh-from-scratch bagels (boiled and baked locally the old-world way) for breakfast, lunch, and catering.
Bagel 13 will be located at 1301 South Babcock Street, next to Melbourne High School in the Publix Plaza. Construction is nearing completion for the first of four locations planned for Central Florida by the end of 2016.
Why Bagel 13? The 13th bagel is the baker's gift to the customer. It's the extra in a dozen—and in everything Bagel 13 does.
Fresh bagels are made from scratch daily, boiled and baked in Bagel 13's own bakery and never served a second day. Coffee beans are carefully selected from around the world, then blended and roasted in-house for a perfect cup of coffee. Meats are slow-roasted in-house so customers will know they're fresh. Guests can enjoy a unique glass of cold-brewed kegged coffee—iced coffee has never tasted so smooth with lower acid and better flavor—or a cold Jones Soda made with pure cane sugar with unique bold flavors.
Bagel 13 is owned by Shawn and Jessie Landry. The husband and wife team knows a thing or two about bagels, as they own and operate four Bagel World restaurants in Brevard County.
"Bagel 13 was born out of the fact we have been doing fresh, made-from-scratch bagels and coffee for years but were being underserved by our old brand," Jessie Landry says.
For the new Bagel 13 concept, the Landry's will be expanding the boundaries of the bagel, with a variety of new, unique menu items and a cool, new, hip look for the stores.
Morning guests can choose from daily fresh bagels and "dream" cheese. Or, their favorite "Eggel Bagel,” a made-to-order, farm-fresh egg and meat breakfast sandwich, paired with a side of Bagel 13's signature "Smash Browns" or a red skin potato panini pressed hot and crisp and sprinkled with sea salt.
Lunch customers will find unique signature sandwiches, such as seared ahi tuna served on an everything bagel, topped with spinach, aioli, red onion, and melted Swiss cheese, served with a side of house-made pita chips.
"We're creating a breakfast and lunch restaurant that can serve the needs of guests who are in a hurry, as well as those who want to take the time to enjoy their meal in a cozy, inviting atmosphere," says Tim Holcomb, president of TCreative, the restaurant branding experts helping launch Bagel 13.
The Landry's plan on expanding the Bagel 13 brand by converting their existing stores, and expanding into the Orlando area within the next year.