The Bagel Street Café at 1875 W. 11th St. is a family owned and operated business that will move into space once occupied by Baja Fresh Mexican Grill.
Jenny Truong, her husband Minh, and her brother’s Johnny and Bill will be co-owners of the new Tracy franchise.
The café has grown out of the Bay Area since the first one opened in 1996 in Alamo by founder Sam Tan.
After working for years at the Bagel Street Café’s owned by her relatives, Jenny Truong said she always wanted to have her own shop. She said she decided her time had come in 2004 after her relative, Quan Lune, opened his bagel shop in Dublin.
“I told Sam it was time for me to have a bagel shop,” she said. “I checked around and around and I noticed Tracy doesn’t have bagel store.”
With her husband Minh Truong already operating a vehicle lube shop in Tracy, Superlube Plus at 1170 Lincoln Blvd., she decided Tracy was the right place for her business too.
“I wanted one so bad, so we ended up and got a shop,” she said. “My dream come true; my dream to have my own store.”
The Bagel Street Café will feature freshly baked bagels produced out of their bagel centers in Fremont and Millbrae and delivered to all of the café’s hot and fresh on the hour.
The motto is ‘treat others the same way you’d like to be treated,’ catering their menu to their customers liking.
The café menu features bagels galore, such as jalapeno, wheat, blueberry, sun-dried tomato and cinnamon raisin, as well as classics that include onion, poppy, garlic and marble-rye. They also feature their own brand of lite cream cheese spreads to complement the bagel flavors such as veggie, honey almond, salmon, and walnut raisin blueberry.
Their signature dishes include bagel pizzas like the veggie and garlic butter with mozzarella or specialty sandwiches like the turkey, bacon and cheese, or the chicken salad with avocado. Other menu items include soups and salads.
“I’m going to make it (shop) cozy with a family menu, and a kids menu,” Truong said.
The Bagel Street Café will be open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to possibly 6 p.m. Truong said she wants to set her hours to meet the demand of her customers, even though all of their other bagel shops typically close at 4 p.m.
The Bagel Street Café is slated to open in mid-November.
Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.