Boiled and Baked! That’s the secret to a great bagel and owners of this local franchise, Eric & Jen Fester and their partner Cody Klueter are excited to bring a bagel shop to Kettering. Cody had worked at a Barry Bagels in Toledo and when they announced they would begin franchising he was first in line. This store is the 11th Barry’s and if all goes well they’ll consider opening more in the area.
Located at 4313 Far Hills Ave, nestled amongst the row of quick serves like Chipotle, Prada, Pizza Fire and Firehouse Subs, Barry Bagels will be serving up bagels, sandwiches, soups and salads seven days a week. Bagels are cooked fresh daily, from dough shipped in from Barry’s plant in Michigan. Bagels are boiled for about a minute, seasoned and baked in front of a window, allowing customers to observe the process. The goal is to never run out of any flavor of bagel from open to close.
Bagel flavors: Onion • Garlic • Everything • Poppy • Salt • Plain • Raisin Blueberry • Pumpernickel • Honey Wheat • Spinach Feta Sunny Grain • Sesame • Asiago • Cheddar Jalapeño Vanilla Cinnamon • Chocolate Chip
Cream cheeses that are whipped fresh daily will include: Lite Scallion, Cinnamon Swirl, Lite Vegetable Ranch, Honey Brown Sugar, Lite Southwest Jalapeño, and Strawberry.
Their Eggels, think breakfast sandwich, will be available all day long, and with the large menu of meats and veggies, it will be easy to eat their on a regular basis and not get bored. Also on the menu David’s cookies, and Biggby Coffee, in several flavors for just $1.99. Joe To Go (10-12 cups) is available for $19.99, but they recommend calling ahead to place that order. A catering menu including bagel, deli, sandwich or cookie trays as well as box lunches is available and delivery and online ordering will be added later this summer or early fall.
General Manager, Jonathan Hague shared the teams goal “to be not just a bagel shop, but a valued member of the community.” Most of the management team like in Oakwood or Kettering and spend a lot of time at school sports and volunteering in the community.
In asking co-owner about what she envision for the business she was quick to say, “freshness made daily that tastes great in a friendly atmosphere that feels like everyone knows each other.” Hague quickly tags it as “Cheers-like, where everyone knows your name.”
Welcome to the neighborhood!
Barry Bagels Kettering
SAT 6:30am-5pm & SUN 8am-3pm