H&H Bagels, an iconic New York City brand since 1972, is celebrating 50 years of serving authentic New York City bagels and schmears of cream cheese. For half a century, H&H Bagels has used their original recipe and the same artisanal water bagel method to make their bagels — the same today as their very first day.  Pop culture’s favorite bagel brand has built a strong following over the last five decades in New York City, quickly becoming known for its high-quality fresh ingredients and customer experience.

To celebrate, H&H Bagels is conducting giveaways and offering exclusive merch to loyal customers including throwback 50th anniversary T-shirts, mugs, and more. Furthermore, H&H Bagels will be hosting a weekly social media giveaway.  Each week, H&H will choose the best social media post tagging H&H Bagels and send the winner a box of bagels, spreads, and branded merch.

The iconic bagel company began with a single location on the Upper West Side, one of Manhattan’s quintessential neighborhoods, and has now expanded to five locations throughout the New York City area, including the Upper East Side, JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, and most recently, Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.

When H&H Bagels opened their doors 50 years ago, customers had the option of choosing from a simple selection of bagels. Today’s menu includes a variety of premium, fresh-baked bagels daily and high-quality sandwich offerings including the classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheese.

Most recently, the legendary bagel establishment has expanded from a bagel shop to a national franchise brand – broadening their innovative fast casual bagel concept to new markets across the nation. The H&H Bagels franchise opportunity provides a business platform with turnkey operations, premium products, an attractive menu, strong consumer demand, all with an iconic brand that has been a leader in the category for 50 years.

Penn Station location

Late last year, H&H Bagels officially opened a brand-new location in the Moynihan Train Hall of Penn Station. With locations currently on the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, JFK Airport, LaGuardia Airport, the new operation marked the brand’s fifth location in New York City.

Located at 421 8th Avenue, the location debuts the brand’s new fast-casual bagel concept. Consumers can now follow their bagel or sandwich along an assembly line as employees put together their custom order. Serving all of the H&H Bagels classics from the bacon egg and cheese to the smoked salmon sandwich, commuters and fans of the brand can now stop by to pick up their H&H favorites.

This news comes after the brand recently announced franchise plans to expand its fast-casual bagel concept into the top 50 U.S. metro markets.

H&H Bagels was founded in New York City in 1972. For 50 years, they have used their original recipe and the same artisanal water bagel method to make their bagels along with the highest quality, all-natural ingredients sourced from around the world. Their original recipe and traditional process is what makes their bagels “Like No Other Bagel in the World”. The legendary bagels and iconic brand have established its own legacy in popular culture, both in New York and around the world. In addition to bagels, they are known for high-quality sandwich offerings including house-made spread and salad sandwiches, fresh griddled egg sandwiches, and smoked salmon sandwiches.