I just went to kettlemans downtown to do some recon and get some breakfast, in speaking to an employee (cause we’re tight like that) he said that really, nothing was going to change… that they’d still be kettlemans, but owned by einstein/noah. They wouldn’t have to wear an apron or a visor and all the bagels and schmear would stay the kettlemans style. Mainly, Einsteins was interested in learning how Kettlemans makes their bagels and would be ideally, learning how to make and market a bagel that succeeds in a more upscale environment and discerning palette. So… I feel a little better about this whole thing now.
I also asked him if I should call off the protest since I had a crowd of about 300 coming by around 2pm to camp out for a bit.
At this point of time, I can only take comfort in the quote: “employees were told the way they bake bagels wouldn’t change”….
The way bagels are cooked is something i am very passionate about. Too much of the population thinks any round piece of bread with a hole in the middle that isn’t fried can be called a bagel. In fact, in an attempt to make this less of a white person whine, think of how this relates to any minority in the population, that because they share (enter common stereotype) they must be related, when we know that is not the case. Don’t you see, judging a bagel by the shape it comes in is just the icing on the cake of the ills of society and what ails us as a whole.