H&H Bagels is entering a new era of expansion in 2023, with agreements in place for 25 new restaurants, including 10 units in the D.C. area. H&H Bagels, which has been featured on shows like “Seinfeld,” “Sex and the City,” “Entourage,” “The Office,” and more, is now expanding outside of the tri-state area for the first time, opening new company-owned and franchised locations in Florida, California, Washington, D.C., Virginia, Illinois, and Connecticut. A company-owned location will also open at the newly remodeled Penn Station in New York City later this year. “We’re excited to bring our New York City bagels to cities across the country as part of our expansion plan,” said Jay Rushin, Chief Executive Officer of H&H Bagels. “With each new company-owned and franchise location, we are looking forward to welcoming new customers to the H&H family.” H&H Bagels Locations Under Development:
- Los Angeles, California (5-unit franchise development agreement)
- Tampa, Florida (5-unit franchise development agreement)
- Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, Norfolk/Virginia Beach, Virginia (10-unit franchise development agreement)
- Boca Raton, Florida (franchise)
- West Palm Beach, Florida (company-owned)
- Stamford, Connecticut (franchise)
- Chicago, Illinois (company-owned)
- Penn Station, New York, New York (company-owned)
No locations are currently scheduled for Maryland, and the expanded D.C. region will include Norfolk and Virginia Beach, according to the company’s press release. The closest restaurants will be in D.C. and Northern Virginia, but exact locations have not been named yet. The first H&H Bagel franchise location will be in Boca Raton, Florida which is expected to open in the third quarter of 2023. In addition, the first company-owned locations outside of New York City will be in West Palm Beach, Florida at NORA, the redevelopment of West Palm Beach’s warehouse district and in Chicago, Illinois in Fulton Market. H&H Bagels’ sixth New York City location is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2023 in the newly renovated Penn Station.
To support expansion, H&H Bagels is opening a bakery facility in Woodside, Queens. This new facility will provide the brand’s bagels worldwide, utilizing the original recipe and the same artisanal water bagel method that the company has used for over 50 years. According to FOX5, H&H will bake the bagels in New York, then flash freeze them, and re-bake them in special ovens at each store.