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Brooklyn Water Bagel's New Fort Lauderdale Store Now Open To Satisfy Your Breakfast Needs

Bagel lovers, rejoice! The Original Brooklyn Water Bagel Co. opened its downtown Fort Lauderdale store Wednesday.

The new location offers full-scale catering, along with a menu that features bagels, salads, sandwiches and coffee.

Founded in 2009 in Delray Beach, the company prides itself on making bagels using water with a similar natural composition as the water that flows through the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York.

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With several locations throughout South Florida, the company says the Fort Lauderdale store is serving as a test market for expansion to major cities, such as Las Vegas and Chicago.

“We’re looking to franchise nationally over the next six months,” Steven Fassberg, the chairman and founder of Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., said.

There are six more Florida locations planned, with one currently under construction in Tampa.

The Fort Lauderdale store is unique in that the entire second floor of the eatery is devoted to the catering service.

Fassberg said marrying speed of service and quality is a top priority for Brooklyn Water Bagel Co., as is offering customers a variety of services.

“We believe we need to be a chameleon,” he said.

A grand opening is being planned for the coming weeks, Fassberg said. Until then, the company is looking to get the restaurant completely operational.

The downtown Fort Lauderdale location is at 601 SE 3rd Ave. and is open from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.