The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.
* The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.
Way back on August 11, 2009–Jeff Eats told you guys about a new fast food bagel joint, The Original Brooklyn Water Co. that had just opened for business in Delray Beach.
Since that date- The Original Brooklyn Water Co. has grown to 13 Florida locations and 5 other outposts in other states.
Over the years, Jeff Eats has eaten-in and taken-out a number of times from the original (pun intended) Delray Beach joint.
Good bagels, good spreads and good coffee is the best way to describe The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co.
To be perfectly honest with you, in the past 5 years or so, Jeff Eats hasn’t really been following The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. story closely. I will tell you that I had read about a series of lawsuits filed against the Company involving its claims about having a process that “makes water into Brooklyn water.” If you check, my initial write-up briefly touched on the water-claim.
Yesterday afternoon, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate at the Delray Beach store. I had an everything/with chicken salad and Mrs. Jeff Eats had a toasted Russian pumpernickel with tuna salad–the bagels and spreads were right on the money.
This latest eating-outing got me thinking about The Original Brooklyn Water Co. and what happened to those “lawsuits.”
To answer my own lawsuits’ question: I’m not sure.
What I did learn- was that other then 2-stores (which are franchised), the other 16 are Company owned. Now just guessing here, The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. (which was set-up as a franchise business)–based on its website (www.brooklynwaterbagels.com), there is no longer any mention of franchising/opportunities. That tells me, that the Company is out of the franchise business. To take it one step further, I got a sneaking suspicion that the “water system” really wasn’t/isn’t all that it was cracked-up to be and The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. “decided” not to use that “gimmick” to sell franchises–thus a Company owned store policy and no new franchises.
To wrap it up,
The bagels are good. The spreads are good. The coffee is good. The décor is cool. The service is good. The water “ain’t” so good-assuming you are looking for “Brooklyn Water.”