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NY Bagel Cafe Franchise Closures

NY Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise:  What number of have closed?

What number of have debranded and tried to make it independently?  What number of paid franchise charges however by no means acquired the promised financing?

We recognized almost 55 NY Bagel Café places (now referred to as NYC Bagel & Sandwich Shop or Davidovich NYC Bagel & Sandwich Store) which have closed or rebranded.

As of 5/30/19, it seems that there are only 11 NYC Bagel Cafe & Delis open and working as a part of the chain, and about 55 NY Bagel Cafe & Delis which have closed, debranded or in any other case left the chain.

Whereas President Joe Smith and salesman Dennis Mason (Denis Mason) declare there have been no or few failures,  an estimated 90% of the NY Bagel Cafes that opened both 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 and even $29,500 report that they never acquired the 100% funding promised by the company, and have been refused the refunds they have been contractually entitled to.

The NY Bagel Cafe Website Location Record is False

NY Bagel Cafe misrepresents the variety of open shops and conceal failures by including closed or never-opened places as operational.

On 5/17/17, the NY Bagel web site listed 20 places:

  • 6 we verified have been open
  • 7 we verified have been closed (Newark, DE, Middletown, PA, Doral, FL, Alexandria, VA, Rivervale, NJ, Cherry Hill, NJ, Newark, NJ)
  • 2 had debranded earlier than opening (Little Egg Harbor, NJ, Gastonia, NC)
  • three are in improvement (Lancaster, PA, Burlington, NC, Ashland, NH)
  • 2 do not appear to exist (Fayetteville, NC, Harrisburg,PA)

The listing under has been compiled from the company website and other public sources.  We’ve addresses for all these closed stores and pictures for many posted here.

In case you are contemplating giving your hard-earned money to NY Bagel Cafe, Joe Smith or Dennis Mason (aka Denis Maason, Keith Samuels) please contact us first.

In case you have misplaced money to the NY Bagel Cafe franchise, contact us at UnhappyFranchisee[at]

Please assist us right and keep the record of franchise openings and closings by sharing further info, places, deadlines, and so forth. in the remark section under.

New York Bagel Cafe & Deli That Closed or DeBranded


AL Orange Seashore 4575 Orange Seashore Blvd, Suite #6, Orange Seashore, 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 three/14 Owner: Amber Robinson)


CO Aurora 14605 E Arapahoe Rd. (Added four/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 Riviera Seashore (Opened Summer time 2011, deleted July 11, 2012, reopened)

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 Supply: FB page)

FL Royal Palm Seashore 10233 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite B9 Royal Palm Seashore, FL 33411 (Permitting authorised summer time 2018, $70Okay enhancements, $3700 signage) (Franchisee Richard Bitman 11/27/18 wrote ” we hope to be open by February, we’ve had some sudden delays with the development”) As of 5/30/19 doesn’t appear to have opened though sign is up.

FL Singer Island 2419 N. Ocean Dr 3340 (561) 612-7835 (Closed for an prolonged interval; Reopened April 17, 2015 with new franchisee)


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


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


MD Ocean Metropolis 401A Atlantic Ave 21842 (410) 390-5068 (Bought as unlawful franchise to franchisee Mike Hamad; working as an unbiased bagel retailer beneath similar identify)


MA Beverly 380 Cabot St. Beverly, MA 01915 (978) 969-6011 Opened 1/1/18 First assessment 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 Metropolis  217 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ (201) 433-3388 (opened four/16/12 House 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 earlier than opening, Opened as Jack’s NYC Bagel & Deli, 603 West Essential Road, 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 four/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 Street (Opened 9/3/14 Closed 1/31/15; 1st Franchisee Dorota Goetz; 2nd Franchisee Richard Charles; Reportedly reopening underneath 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 Road, 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 Lengthy-time firm store) [CLOSED] Actual Property Listing 1, 2

NY Washingtonville 6 Depot Road (845) 496-5546 (added 11/21/07 Deleted June 21, 2011)

North Carolina

NC Burlington 3261 S Church Road 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 Road Fayetteville, NC 28301 House owners Viviana Hernandez and Richard Savoy opened July 2017 Closed January 2018.  Reopened with New House owners  three/20/18 Proprietor Lauren & Brandon Campbell, Lee Campbell

NC  Gastonia  3204 Union Street, 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 four/2/10 Deleted 11/2/13)

NC Smithfield 388-B Venture Dr Smithfield, NC 27577 (919) 912-5714 Joe Bagels stated it will open final weekend in Might, 2018 [CLOSED] Franchisee Mohammad Mrindha  YELP

NC  Wesley Chapel  6400 Weddington Rd Ste G, Wesley Chapel, NC 28104-6295 704-684-5567 (Opened eight/30/12 – Closed 12/13 House owners: Rob & Jen Pistani)


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 Road, 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 four/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 present 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)


TN Franklin 1109 Davenport Blvd., Suite 100 (Added four/23/12 Deleted 11/2/13 Franchisee Howard Falcon)


TX  El Paso (Feb. 2013) FB (Closed – Filed chapter) 1830 Joe Battle, Suite 102 (915) 857-0270 (Added 12/four/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 Street Suite C, 77379 (832) 761-0464 (Franchisee Chantha  Douhdouh) (opened around 11/15 closed eight/16)


VA  Alexandria, 6456 Previous Beulah Road, 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 four/13/11 Mirela Gjunkshi, Kalaj’s Closed 11/eight/11. New franchisee Meals Concepts, Inc. to reopen.  Appears to have debranded.

New York Bagel Cafe & Deli Places: Open

As of 11/24/18, there seemed to be 12 New York Bagel Cafe & Deli franchise places open.  We eliminated those confirmed closed 5/30/19. Others might 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 House owners: Tracey Hebert, Sonya Ohlmeyer)

FL Singer Island 2419 N. Ocean Dr 3340 (561) 612-7835 (Closed for an prolonged interval; Reopened April 17, 2015 with new franchisee) Franchisee Richard Tejeda

NC Fayetteville 105 Hay Road Fayetteville, NC 28301 House owners Viviana Hernandez and Richard Savoy opened July 2017 Closed January 2018.  Reopened with New House owners  3/20/18 Owner Lauren & Brandon Campbell, Lee Campbell

NC Raleigh 7500 Ramble Means, Suite 111 Raleigh, NC 27616 Opened 1/18 Proprietor Lucille Glass.  Struggling to stay open GoFundMe page

NC Raleigh 301 Glenwood Ave. Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 615-1054 Opened 3/15/18 Franchisee James Holmes News

OH Columbus 2245 W. Dublin Granville Rd.  43085 (614) 505-8630

PA Media  1015 E. Baltimore Pike, Media, Pennsylvania (610) 565-8555 (Opened November, 18, 2016) Unique Franchisee Trish Gould, closed, given to second proprietor

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” Places That Haven’t

These places have been touted as “Coming Soon” on the corporate web site or press releases, but don’t seem to have ever opened.  The corporate might have collected franchise charges for these and/or other places.

AZ  Scottsdale

FL  Miami,

FL Royal Palm Seashore 10233 Okeechobee Blvd, Suite B9 Royal Palm Seashore, FL 33411 (Allowing authorised summer time 2018, $70Okay improvements, $3700 signage) (Franchisee Richard Bitman 11/27/18 wrote ” we hope to be open by February, we’ve had some sudden delays with the construction”)

LA  Baton Rouge 7569 Jefferson Freeway, Baton Rouge, LA [Construction starts May, 2017.  Franchisees Aileen Depol and Marvin Casiano]

NC Burlington 3261 S Church Road Burlington, North Carolina Call (336) 350-8185

NC Fayettesville

NH  Ashland 146 Most important 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 (three places)

NY 2342 West 11th St., New York, NY 11223 *Coming Quickly (2016)*

NY  Queens

NY  Long Island

PA Douglasville (Douglasville Purchasing Middle)

PA  Philadelphia (2 places)

SC Clemson 125 Anderson Hwy. Clemson, SC 29631

SC Summerville 9368 Moreto Circle Summerville, SC. 29485


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