Short North Bagel Deli started as mobile food business serving steamed deli sandwiches on bagels in Columbus. We were inspired by an original concept started on streets of New York City, and moved to Miami of Ohio’s campus in the 70′s. Since then it has spread to such cities as Chicago and Indianapolis. Our original plan was to open a brick and mortar bagel deli in the Short North area of Columbus. However after determining a start up cost of nearly $200k, a mobile food cart seemed like a less risky start to a business venture for a 25 year old entrepreneur.
Short North Bagel Deli currently consists of a food cart, food truck, operations inside Nationwide Insurance office buildings, and stands inside both the Horse Shoe and Schottenstein Center on the campus of Ohio State University. To learn more about each of our operations please visit our Operations page.
The concept of the steamed bagel is dear to my heart, my older sister graduated from Miami of Ohio and she would take me to the famous Bagel and Deli when I came to visit her, it was my first taste of college if you will. When it came time for me to look at schools, I put bagel deli’s high on my list of requirements the school must have. Reluctantly I ended up devaluing the importance of a Bagel Deli and accepted a soccer scholarship to Butler University. Turns out there was a bagel deli just minutes from campus. Fate? You’re damn right! When I wasn’t playing soccer, studying, or “studying” I was hanging out at the bagel deli, I couldn’t get enough of it.
After college I moved to Victorian Village in Columbus and started work for an internet marketing company. I spent a lot of my weekends and free time in the Short North area and quickly realized it was missing something, that’s right, a bagel deli. So I bring to you Short North Bagel Deli, I hope you stop by and give it a try, I will be posting my schedule on this website as well as my Twitter and Facebook accounts, you can always email me with questions as well!
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