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Bagel Boys greets millionth customer

by Jade Rodgers

February 04, 2014

Bagel Boys owner John Lamb, right, greets his millionth customer, John Lewis. JADE RODGERS.
ALPHARETTA, Ga. Saturday, Jan. 25, was a benchmark day for Bagel Boys, a locally owned and operated breakfast hub of Alpharetta. A collection of balloons, tied in place above the front register of the Haynes Bridge Road location, stood at the ready to welcome Bagel Boys' millionth customer.

The lucky winner came in to purchase his morning breakfast at 9:30 a.m., but John Lewis of WSB-TV had no idea that he would receive so much more than his morning bagel. As the register pinged in the millionth customer, the balloons cascaded down around a surprised Lewis, who received an iPad for the occasion as well as many pats on the back from fellow customers.

The Haynes Bridge Road location of Bagel Boys opened in 2005, with the Kimball Bridge Road location opening five years later, and the business has continued to thrive since its introduction to the community. John Lamb, the owner of Bagel Boys, has worked in the bagel trade since he was 15 and dreamed of opening his own bagel shop.

Now, Lamb lives his dream every day.

"Bagel Boys Café is a neighborhood café that uses superior ingredients and provides great service in a warm, comfortable atmosphere," Lamb said. "It is a place people can get in and out of quickly or take their time and relax over a bite to eat and a cup of coffee. The environment is suitable for families or business meetings."