A loan of $5,000 helped purchase additional refrigeration space, which will increase revenue and insure growth.


Mark's story

Mark and I are best friends, business partners but most importantly brothers. Both Mark and I have such curiosity. We have a love and passion for food. Mark started cooking 3 course meals at home when he was 10 years old. His early stage of curiosity with food quickly turned into love, which of course turned into his passion. I always looked up to and mimicked him in every way. Of course, his curiosity and passion for food soon became mine, too.

We both spent much of our lives in Rhode island, where we graduated from Johnson and Whales University in Providence. We have been working in the food industry for 10 years. Together, we have over 25 years of experience running and managing several restaurants, working side by side as a General Manager, Chef and Sous Chef combinations. Now we are the owners of the local bagel shop here in Oakland, CA.

We hope to have several Authentic Bagel Co. shops throughout the Bay Area. Ideally you will be able to get a true Authentic Bagel in your local downtown.



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About Authentic Bagel Company

Industry: Food
Years in operation: 1 year - 3 years


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