Our father, Eugene “Chick” Kornhaber, became a bagel baker in New York after the end of WW11. Dad and his brother Bernie, and their wives, Leyla and Joyce, moved to Philadelphia and opened Brooklyn Bagels in 1967. In 1975, Dad and Mom and their son Jay opened New York Bagels here in Houston, and Ed and Robyn came to join them soon after. We opened the coffee shop in 1981, and the rest is history- we have been serving authentic New York style bagels and food to several generations of the Houston community for almost 40 years!