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That’s exactly what Ottawa’s Mayor, Jim Watson, did yesterday when he bet New York mayor Bill De Blasio about who was going to win the upcoming playoff series between the Ottawa Senators and the New York Rangers. The Ottawa Citizen reported on the friendly and customary bet between these municipal politicians, yesterday. As per the mayor himself….

Should the Senators prevail in the best-of-seven series, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will wear a Senators jersey, send a whack of bagels up north and plant a maple tree somewhere in Gotham.
If the Rangers win, Watson will send Golden Palace egg rolls to New York City, wear a Rangers jersey and plant a native New York tree somewhere in the city.

So..couple of things to just get out there. We love Golden Palace egg rolls. They’re a great business and they have the best egg rolls in the city, in our opinion. They’re also very popularly served at the Canadian Tire Centre during hockey games. Read more

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We Have A Nifty New App, Rewards, and Gift Cards!

We recently celebrated being open for a month at our new College Square location, and with it, came the first 30 days of customers using our brand spankin’ new app, courtesy of Spoonity, for both iOS and Android.

As a cash only business for a long period of time, we knew that we needed to provide alternative methods of payments in our stores in a world where the immediate ability to do almost everything from your phone is now the norm. That’s not all, though. Besides the app, we also have new gift cards and a new rewards program that we’ve rolled out. We’re also offering tap enabled debit in both of our stores as well. You can use your regular debit cards in our stores, and if you’ve set them up with Apple Pay or Android Pay, we can take that too. In summary, you can now pay 4 different ways in our stores. Read more

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Ottawa. The capital of Canada and quick food made with premium ingredients. 

The city is sometimes referred to as a sleepy town of government bureaucrats, chain restaurants, and shopping malls that are spanned from one end of the city to the next. We’re known for Parliament hill, the House of Commons, and the Ottawa Senators. The 613 area code evokes the taste of Beavertails for many. However, in the last 10 years, Ottawa has also become a recognized and highly respected fast casual food destination, and frankly, we deserve it. You might be asking yourself what “fast casual” food is. It’s where you can enjoy the speediness of fast-food with the quality of a fine restaurant. For a city of a little over a million people, we bring in almost a million tourists every year, hungry for the wealth of world class museums, shopping, and landmarks that we offer. We think it’s time the fast casual food scene in this city gets its due. Read more

Dear Customers…

Kettleman's Bagel Co. College Square in Ottawa

2015 and 2016 have been years of growth and transition for us.

 

For more than 20 years, our original Bank street store remained open almost constantly, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. In that amount of time, we’ve baked and served millions (literally) of bagels. Last year, we started the process of renovating our flagship location in the Glebe. This was a long overdue update on not only our store, but our brand. We want to provide one of the best, if not the best, casual dining experience you will find, with a product and menu that is unparalleled. Not many businesses see the kind of traffic that we do on a daily basis. We’ve been extremely fortunate in the support we’ve received from the community, and it’s that very support that motivated us to give Kettleman’s a fresh reset and look beyond the Glebe. Read more

Our Logo Contest…

We’d like to sincerely thank our customers for their honest feedback regarding our logo contest that was launched a few weeks back. We were positively overwhelmed by your enthusiastic and observant responses, and swiftly reminded of how incredible our customers are!

LOGO CONTEST

The overall reaction was that the logos we presented were not representative of who we are and what we mean to the community. With careful consideration to these reactions and reasoning, we fully agree with you!

We’ve decided to regroup with the team to create something better suited to our brand with all your input in mind.

We feel very privileged to have such a loyal group of customers, who not only visit us regularly, but also offer their insights and opinions on our initiatives, and motivate us to work harder.

Thanks, The Kettleman’s Bagel Co Family

We’d also like to announce the winner of the six dozen bagels is Jennifer Comacchio, who in her submission said, “I really enjoy the no-wall policy that is unique to your customer experience. Read more

Best Summertime Foods

Ottawa Sandwiches | Bagel SandwichesAll year round we wish for summer. The one time of year when we don’t have to worry about being ice cold when we leave the house. However, with summer comes the heat.

During this hot time of the year, our taste for food tends to change. We crave foods that are both filling and refreshing. As opposed to other times of the year when we want warm food, and a lot of it, to keep our bodies from freezing!

We are going to share with you a few of our ultimate favorite summertime foods. These will satiate your hunger, and provide you with the energy you need to make it through the day. Read more

Dollarphotoclub_61575536 copySummer time is just around the corner and you know what that means, warm weather! The beautiful summer temperatures open new doors for party planning. Because we are no longer fighting off the cold, we have the option of throwing parties outdoors.

Outdoor parties are a whole new world. We get to enjoy the company of our friends and family while enjoying perfect weather. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.Spending any holiday away from home is an adjustment, but if you’re planning on visiting Ottawa this weekend, you’re in for a treat (literally.) With Easter egg hunts, maple syrup, and bagel deliciousness from Kettleman’s Bagel Co., there’s no end to the family fun you can experience.

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Ottawa cateringSo, you’ve decided to celebrate Passover away from home, in Ottawa. Maybe you’re taking a well-deserved vacation, traveling with family, visiting relatives, or simply have to be away for business. Whatever the reason, knowing how to celebrate Passover properly when you’re away from home is essential, and we have the tips that can help. Read more

Kettleman's Bagel Co.There’s nothing quite so tasty as a warm knish on a cool spring day. It warms the heart, creates nostalgic feelings, and satisfies the taste buds as well. When it comes to the spinach knishes from Kettleman’s Bagel Co., though, there are more benefits to be obtained.

Spinach is a leafy green that is packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients our bodies need to stay healthy. In fact, calorie for calorie, it can provide many more nutrients than most other foods. While a spinach knish from our Ottawa catering company may taste like a treat, the ingredients within it pack a punch that can impact your overall health. Read more