Known for their freshly made bagels and inviting bakery cafe format, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe has launched a campaign to expand their business via franchising. Focusing initially in the Northeast from Washington, DC through Maine, Between Rounds is seeking franchise candidates who wish to develop between 3 and 10 locations all supported by a production commissary where each franchisee will produce their own bagels.

Started in 1990 as a local bagel shop modeled after a family-owned bagel store in Hoboken, New Jersey, Between Rounds has evolved into a combination bakery cafe and local bagel store and quickly became a local favorite in the communities outside Hartford, Connecticut. The company currently has 3 locations in Central Connecticut, as well as a bagel production commissary where they produce frozen raw dough, and thaw and serve bagels for sale in their own stores as well as distribution to numerous other bulk purchasers of bagels.

The Bakery Cafe dining segment has quickly grown into one of the most dynamic in the restaurant industry with over $5 Billion in annual sales while the bagel shop business has continued to thrive due to on-going consumer demand.

"As owners and operators ourselves, we understand what it takes to run a successful Between Rounds business and are committed to providing our franchisees with the support they need to be successful," said Jerry and Joe Puiia, brothers and founders of Between Rounds. "Growing up on Staten Island, we are excited to be able to offer the Between Rounds franchise opportunity in these areas as well as neighboring states."

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Founded in 1990 by brothers Jerry & Joe Puiia, Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Cafe is known throughout Central Connecticut as the place to get the freshest bagels and fresh-baked goods, as well as, sandwiches, soups, wraps and salads.  In addition to the 3 Between Rounds locations outside Hartford, CT, Between Rounds operates a wholesale manufacturing and distribution business that produces fresh bagels for sale in school systems, supermarkets, convenience stores and other bulk purchasers of bagels.