Einstein Bros Bagels opens at Hammes Bookstore

Author: Colleen O'Connor

Einstein Bros Bagels capped off a week-long celebration of specials and giveaways with its Grand Opening on Friday, January 23rd.  Officially opening November 10, 2014, Einstein’s is occupying the Bookstore space formerly used by Irish Ink. According to David Harr, associate vice president for Auxiliary Operations, “We embraced the opportunity to expand our retail portfolio of offerings on campus with the addition of another nationally recognized brand. Einstein Bros Bagels brings its own distinct flavor and all day menu concept to the campus community.”

Hours of operation are the same as those of the Bookstore.  The menu focuses on their specialties: fresh baked goods; made to order sandwiches; crisp salads; and gourmet coffee. Einstein’s will make department and residence hall deliveries, which can be arranged by calling 631-7163.

“We were excited about this opportunity and are very pleased with the early response from the campus community. We are always looking for ways to provide value to the campus,” said David Werda, director of retail operations.  

Einstein’s coffee will also be available in the gift shop of Morris Inn at the end of February.

Einstein Bros Bagels is owned by Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc., headquartered in Lakewood,Colorado.  As the nation’s largest operator of bagel bakeries and the leader in the quick casual segment of the restaurant industry, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group also owns Noah’s New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagels. There are approximately 800 restaurants in the United States with the Einstein Bros name. Locally, there is one other store, located on South Bend Avenue near campus.