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Bagel Bonanza

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This story appears in the February 1996 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

More and more franchisors are branching out into one of today's hottest concepts-bagels. In September, Texaco signed a deal to have Manhattan Bagel Co.'s franchisees supply refrigerated cases full of fresh bagels and cream cheese to Texaco's gas station convenience stores.

"Bagels have always been sold in convenience stores," explains Ronald Hari of Manhattan Bagel. "But the convenience stores' biggest complaint was not getting fresh bagels. Through our franchisees, they can now get fresh bagels delivered on demand."

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