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Jul 15, 2012 11:40 AM

Bagel Country in Skokie under new ownership -

Was in Bagel Country and learned they have been sold - all seems the same but they have dropped their prices -

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  1. And they have dropped the icky dusty fake trees:)

    1. I understand they're reworking the concept.

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      1. re: ferret

        It will be inetresting to see what they do - hopefully they do not drop the bagels -

      2. And speed up the service, while they're at it!

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        1. re: rachelb99

          well I have to say when I went in there were three cashiers working -

        2. They are now owned by the same owner as Sandwich Club and they now also own Srulie's.

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            1. re: ferret

              all the products in the red mango in skokie are certified kosher, they have a book with all the kosher certificates of each product

              1. re: weinstein5

                I don't know if this is true but i also saw something opening on Touhy (or looking like it was about to), which I though was the same owners as Chalavi, but I was recently told that it's the same people who own Sandwich club. Not sure how true this is.

                As far as Bagel Country - their service was way better/faster then before when we visited recently. AND they got rid of the junk vending machines and got new high chairs!

            2. For reasons that are beyond my understanding, they have changed their name to Emma's Bagel Cafe.

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                1. re: lenchik

                  I think it was more of a re-inventing thing (to identify it more broadly as a restaurant).