A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 25, 2021
Big Apple Bagels (Illinois bagel chain, 1985-present)

Big Apple Bagels is a chain of bakery-cafes based in Deerfield, Illinois. The stores sell foods such as bagels, sandwiches, coffee, smoothies, frozen yogurt and pizza. Big Apple Bagels was founded in Naperville, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), by Paul Stolzer (from Mineola, Long Island) in 1985, according to an article in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on March 1, 1992. “Big Apple Bagels” was trademarked with a first use date in 1986.

The Wikipedia page for Big Apple Bagels states that the company was started by Paul Stolzer in October 1993, and the Big Apple Bagels website also gives a 1993 date. This is not correct; perhaps it refers to franchising.


Wikipedia: Big Apple Bagels
Big Apple Bagels is an American franchised chain of bakery-cafes based in Deerfield, Illinois. Coffee, along with a variety of other related products are sold. The products are sold as three different brands: Big Apple Bagels, Brewster’s Coffee, and My Favorite Muffin.
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BAB, Inc.
BAB, Inc. (OTCQB: BABB), the parent company of Big Apple Bagels, has 76 franchised and 4 licensed stores. Big Apple Bagels was started by Paul Stolzer in October 1993. BAB completed its initial public offering November 27, 1995. BAB, Inc. has been a fundraiser of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundations since 2010.

Products available include sandwiches, soup, salads, bakery products, such as muffins and bagels, coffee, smoothies, frozen yogurt and pizza. There is also a line of breakfast sandwiches.

Big Apple Bagels—Our Story
THERE’S MORE IN STORE AT BIG APPLE BAGELS® THAN EVER BEFORE!
Our success begins with always made-from-scratch, premium baked goods… Bagels, Muffins & More.

All of our restaurants are known for freshness because we hand make our products on the premises daily. As a result, we are able to provide our customers with the tastiest and most delightful products anywhere.

Since 1993, BAB has grown into a national brand recognized for quality ingredients, unique and original choices, and personalized service. Whether ordering one of our sensational, hot breakfast bagel sandwiches or biting into a delicious choice from our lunch sandwich menu, you will delight in the satisfying taste of quality you can depend on – all the time, every time.

Newspapers.com
8 July 1991, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “On Business” by William Gruber, sec. 4, pg. 2, col. 4:
Paul Stolzer is president of Big Apple Bagels, Naperville, which turns out 7,500 bagels a week.

Newspapers.com
1 March 1992, Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Bagel Baron” by Michele L. Fitzpatrick, Temp DuPage, sec. 18, pg. 1, cols. 2-3:
He (Paul Stolzer—ed.) opened the first Big Apple Bagels, a sit-down and retail shop, at 1220 W. Ogden Ave. in Naperville in 1985. Within months he added another Naperville retail store at 1783 Washington St., a third in Westmont and a fourth in Elmwood Park.

Twitter
(Peri)
@griffithsperi
The big apple bagels on Washington is the best business in Naperville hands down
10:54 AM · Jul 28, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

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vijayprakash
@vijayprakash350
Hands down the best customer service and best bagels around! Big Apple Bagels in Naperville, washington st. Thank you!!
7:54 PM · Jan 21, 2019·Twitter Web Client

(Trademark)
Word Mark BIG APPLE BAGELS
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: Freshly baked bagels and bread. FIRST USE: 19861018. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19861018
IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Retail shops featuring freshly baked bagels. FIRST USE: 19861018. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19861018
IC 043. US 100 101. G & S: Restaurants featuring freshly baked bagels. FIRST USE: 19861018. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19861018
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 05.09.05 - Apples
26.11.20 - Rectangles inside one another
26.11.21 - Rectangles that are completely or partially shaded
Trademark Search Facility Classification Code SHAPES-COLORS-3-OR-MORE Design listing or lined for three or more colors
SHAPES-GEOMETRIC Geometric figures and solids including squares, rectangles, quadrilaterals and polygons
SHAPES-MISC Miscellaneous shaped designs
VEG Plant life such as trees,flowers,fruits,grains,nuts,wreaths,and leaves
Serial Number 77116296
Filing Date February 26, 2007
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition October 2, 2007
Registration Number 3355187
Registration Date December 18, 2007
Owner (REGISTRANT) BAB, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE Suite 475 500 Lake Cook Road Deerfield ILLINOIS 60015
Attorney of Record Sara Suleiman
Disclaimer NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO USE “BAGELS” APART FROM THE MARK AS SHOWN
Description of Mark The color(s) green, red, yellow, black and white is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the color green appears in the apple stem; the color red appears in the apple; the color yellow appears in the rectangle; the color black appears in the word BAGELS and the outlines of the yellow rectangle and the color white appears in the words BIG APPLE.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK. SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL-2(F)-IN PART
Affidavit Text SECT 15. SECT 8 (6-YR). SECTION 8(10-YR) 20180116.
Renewal 1ST RENEWAL 20180116
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE
Distinctiveness Limitation Statement as to “BIG APPLE BAGELS”

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