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Happy National Bagel Day!

Happy National Bagel Day! Here are 5 facts that quantify America’s bagel tastes!

#1: MORE THAN 354 MILLION BAGELS WERE SOLD IN 2018
The top 5 most bagel-eating cities (based on grocery store sales) are #1: Los Angeles, #2: New York, #3: Chicago, #4: Boston, and #5: Baltimore/Washington DC.

#2: AMERICA’S TOP 5 BAGEL FLAVORS ARE…
1. Plain
2. Everything
3. Cinnamon Raisin
4. Blueberry
5. Onion

#3: THIS IS WHY BAGELS HAVE A HOLE…
Vendors used to thread the hole-shaped bread onto dowels and hawk them on street corners!

#4: IT USED TO TAKE 4 PEOPLE TO MAKE A BAGEL
Bagel makers used to work in teams of 4: two would make the dough and shape the bagels, one would boil the bagels, and one would bake them.

#5: THE AVERAGE PERSON EATS 11 BAGELS PER YEAR
Though historians have long debated (de-bageled?) the origin of bagels, most agree they originated in Krakow, Poland in 1610.

Learn more about National Bagel Day HERE.

Danielle Tufano


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