Tuesday, December 30

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Bantam Bagels

Bantam Bagels on Shark Tank

Mini Bagel Balls - Episode 611 - January 9, 2015

Mini Bagel Balls
 How do you start a new Bagel Business in the heart of the Bagel capital of the world in New York City? If your name's Nick and Elyse Oleksak, you first think outside the box, or in this case, inside the doughnut hole. When the mini doughnuts first appeared on the market, it was an instant success for these bite-sized mini treats, but somehow Bagel's was left out of this new trend. That is until Nick started making bite-sized bagels in a dream one night that would forever change this young couple's life.

One might expect anyone dreaming about making bite-sized bagels certainly would be working in the Baking industry, but in this case you would be wrong. In fact, before Bantam Bagel's became a successful business, both the Oleksak's were on their way to successful careers on Wall Street. Elyse was working for Morgan Stanley while Nick was a Successful Credit Broker with a Major Firm. Going from Corporate Jobs to Entrepreneur's running their own Business seemed to come fast and furious as the Bantam Bagels became a huge success from day one.

I would imagine most people associate bagels with a cream-cheese topping, but how about a Buffalo Wing Bagel? Or perhaps a peanut butter and jelly bagel for the perfect quick lunch one bite at a time? It's hard to go wrong with the French Toast bite-sized Bagels for Breakfast and maybe a Cookies and Milk Bagel for Desert. Is there anything that can't be stuffed into a mini Bagel Ball? Apparently not. In that case a chocolate pudding filled Bagel sure sounds good to me. :-)

Bantam Bagels Review before Shark Tank Appearance

The Bantam Bagels has already received a tremendous boost of publicity earlier this year making it on Oprah's Favorite Things List for 2014 prior to their Shark Tank appearance. It looks like there's still only one store location at 283 Bleeker St. in New York City, but you can now order a variety pack online from the website.

It also looks like Bantam Bagels was recently on QVC less than a month before the Oleksak's will be appearing on the Shark Tank Show. Hm, now what's the name of the QVC Queen who also happens to be a very successful Shark Tank Investor? Nah, that's too obvious, or is it? Lori's not known for investing in food-type products, but then again, not may opportunities come around dominating a brand new bite-sized market. Sushi Bagels anyone?

Bantem Bagels Website


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