WKMG News 6 Orlando: Jeff’s Bagel Run aggressively expanding in Florida with help of new business partner 2023



Same Great Bagels, New Amazing Design in Bustling O-Town Mixed-Use Community

ORLANDO, Fla., April 19, 2023 - Jeff’s Bagel Run today announces the location of its newest store in O-Town West, a new mixed-use community in southwest Orlando.  Joining the 350 acre development, Jeff’s Bagel Run will bring the same delicious bagels and welcoming atmosphere to this location but with a new look and feel.  The store is the first addition since the recent announcement of the strategic partnership with 1337 Capital.  

Opening later this year, the new location is 1,200 square feet and features an open kitchen concept with bar seating so guests can watch the bagel making magic.  Just like the other two existing locations, the bagels are made from scratch on-site, but in this location you can watch the process of mixing, forming, boiling,topping, and baking. The cream cheese is still whipped on site but at this new location it will be displayed in a gelato style  cabinet making it easier for guests to pick and choose their favorite flavors. Finally, we will be substantially enhancing our coffee menu by introducing an array of espresso-based beverages, providing a diverse assortment of both hot and cold coffee choices to perfectly accompany our warm, delectable bagels.

“As we looked for our next location, O-Town West was the ideal spot,” said Justin Wetherill from Jeff’s Bagel Run. “This new development will serve residents and visitors - giving us the opportunity to share our bagels with a new community.  We are thankful to Chuck Whittal and the Unicorp team for allowing us to showcase our store of the future in their world class O-Town West development.  We are excited to unveil our open-concept inviting guests to see our bagels come to life later this year!”

The O-Town store joins the existing stores located in Ocoee and College Park.


1337 Capital Partners with Jeff's Bagel Run to Launch Nationwide Expansion 

ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2023 - 1337 Capital, led by Justin Wetherill, today announced a strategic partnership with Jeff and Danielle Perera, founders of Jeff's Bagel Run, with plans to expand the brand nationwide. The expansion will begin immediately, with the opening of at least four additional stores in the Central Florida market in 2023.

Jeff's Bagel Run, a local favorite known for its delicious fresh hot bagels and warm, friendly atmosphere, has experienced tremendous success since its founding in 2020. Jeff and Danielle moved to Central Florida in 2016 and were always searching for a great NY Bagel. In 2019, after Jeff transitioned to being a stay-at-home dad, he began his quest to bake one. After several months, he finally got the recipe right and began sharing his bagels with friends and family and Jeff’s Bagel Run was founded! They began selling bagels online, at markets, and opened their first brick and mortar location in 2021. The partnership with 1337 Capital, will enable the brand to reach new heights and bring its signature bagels to customers across the nation.

Prior to founding 1337 Capital, Justin Wetherill was a co-founder of uBreakiFix that started in his bedroom and has grown to over 700 locations throughout North America.  “Since stepping back from the day to day at uBreakiFix, I have had the opportunity to be picky and work on projects that really get me excited,” said Justin Wetherill, founder and President of 1337 Capital.  "When I met the team at Jeff’s Bagel Run, it checked all the boxes and I knew I had to find a way to be involved. Jeff and Danielle have built a beloved brand in the Orlando community and I look forward to partnering with them to bring it to other communities.”

Jeff and Danielle Perera, founders of Jeff's Bagel Run, echoed this excitement: "We couldn't be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Justin and the 1337 Capital team to continue to build our brand. We've always been passionate about sharing our love for bagels, and this partnership will help us realize our dream of bringing the Jeff's Bagel Run experience to communities all over the country."

Bake Fresh. Bring Joy. Build Community is the mission of Jeff’s Bagel run and the goal of the partnership is to double down on that purpose. By partnering with 1337 Capital, Jeff’s Bagel Run will benefit from vast experience Justin and his team have in scaling a  franchise brand.  

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About 1337 Capital

1337 Capital is a family office and capital management firm established by Justin Wetherill that specializes in investments across multiple sectors, including real estate, entertainment, and private equity. The firm has a strong track record of identifying opportunities and making strategic investments that generate long-term value.

About Jeff's Bagel Run

Jeff's Bagel Run, founded by Jeff and Danielle Perera, is a fast-growing bagel shop known for its handcrafted, delicious bagels and welcoming atmosphere. With a focus on quality ingredients and exceptional customer service, Jeff's Bagel Run has quickly become a beloved local brand with a loyal following. Through franchising, Jeff's Bagel Run aims to share its delicious bagels and warm community spirit with customers across the nation.


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