Manhattan Beach’s Manhattan Bread and Bagel is preparing to celebrate its 20th anniversary by offering its 1993 prices for a week. The rollback will begin on Saturday, February 23rd. Bagels will cost 45 cents and sandwiches will sell at no more than $4.55 until March 1st.
Owner Michael Keegan said:
“We’re making things from scratch the old-fashioned way and hope to continue doing the same for many more years."He explained that his wife was the one who wanted to open a restaurant, but that he hesitated in the beginning.
“I said, ‘No, I don’t want to open a restaurant. It’s too competitive and people go in and out of business. What we need in this town is a bagel bakery. There are no fresh bagels that are any good in this area’,” Keegan said. “At the time there were no stores like that that sold fresh-made bagels in Manhattan, Hermosa or Redondo."
Since its inception in 1993, Manhattan Bread and Bagel has turned into a 24 hour business. It has 18 full-time and 10 part-time employees.