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English Español USA: Einstein Bros Bagels to open its first c-stores

Through a five-store development deal with Texas-based King Fuel. All c-stores will be located in the Houston metro area.

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Einstein Bros. Bagels, the largest retail bagel company in the United States, is opening its first-ever convenience stores through a five-store development agreement with Texas-based King Fuel. All planned Einstein Bros. Bagels c-stores will be located in the Houston metro area.
The first Einstein Bros. Bagels c-stores are projected to open in September, and in November this year.

The King Fuel-Einstein Bros. locations will serve as a smaller version of the classic Bagels bakeries, with a simplified, easier-to-operate breakfast platform, the company said. The menu will include breakfast favorites items such as select bagel and shmear flavors, egg sandwiches and cold brew coffee, or hot Pizza Bagels for lunch.

"We're witnessing more consumers looking to c-stores as morning destinations and the demand for bakery and breakfast products continue to increase," said Nick Schaefer, senior vice president, Bagel Brands Development, Einstein Bros. Bagels. "We are aiming to fill the gap with a simplified menu in a location many are already visiting."

"We are thrilled to provide the Houston market with another convenient way to fuel up with a delicious fresh-baked breakfast or lunch," said Zaki Niazi, president and CEO of King Fuel.

Einstein Bros. Bagels is the largest retail bagel company in the United States with more than 700 locations in 40 states and the District of Columbia.

Spring, Texas-based King Fuels Inc. is a fuel wholesaler and branded jobber that currently operates 14 convenience stores across Texas.