Einstein Brothers Bagels was founded in 1995 by Steven Kolow and Arthur Cores, originally as Boston Chicken. The company now has is headquarters in Golden, Colorado. The company has franchises and licenses under several names including Noah’s New York Bagels, Manhattan Bagel Company, and Bagel & Bagel, Inc. Einstein Brothers Bagels is a subsidiary of the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, which also owns Boston Market.
Einstein Brothers Bagels is a chain of bagel and coffee shops, which offer a wide variety of bagels, generally from third party sources, as well as different types of coffees, flavored coffee, and coffee drinks.
The company is owned by a private equity firm, JAB Holdings, which is based in Germany. In early 2019, the family that owns the majority stake in Einstein Bagels, as well as other food chains, admitted that their family has a link to the Nazi Third Reich.
As of 2014, the company had 862 locations, 459 of which are company-owned. After lending too much money to franchisers, the company declared bankruptcy in 2000.
In January 2022, the company announced that it would start selling bagels in Walmart locations.