Tucson’s Bubbe’s Fine Bagels is opening a second location

By Elice Lueders

Becca Groff and Kyle Leuer’s love affair has always involved bagels.

When Becca and Kyle were first dating, months into the pandemic, they would wait in long lines outside of Monsoon Chocolate, waiting for a chance to get a bagel from the Bernie’s Bagels pop-up. “They’d be selling out so quickly,” Kyle said.

“Becca was the crazy one who thought: what if we did that?” he said.

Kyle, a self-described pessimist, started slow, making a few batches at a time in the kitchen at Pizza Luna, where he worked at the time.

“I started playing around in the pizza shop making bagels, mostly for (Becca) and for us to enjoy, and they started coming out pretty good,” he said. “I told the owner Marc about what I was doing, approached him more as a business opportunity: ‘Hey, what if we did a bagel shop?’”

Over a year later, the couple is under way to open the second location of their breakout bagelry, Bubbe’s Fine Bagels, in Joesler Village at 1745 E. River Road. The first Bubbe’s location is at 1101 N. Wilmot Road.

For the article originally printed in The Arizona Star: https://bit.ly/37vMvoA

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