Wholy Bagel, the South Austin bakery, has changed owners from founder Scott Campanozzi to longtime customers Richard and Nicole Spiegel, as originally reported by Chronicle. The sale went through on Thursday, October 1. The bagels and cream cheese selections won’t be touched. Baker Samantha Kaplan will remain on staff. Richard told Eater that they do plan on opening a second location somewhere up north within the next two years.
The Spiegels want their version of Wholy Bagel to put the "customer first," he said. While there are no drastic changes to the shop, there will be slight ones. Service flow was already rearranged so that guests will be able to face the menu while they wait in line. They bought a new coffee station, and Richard is thinking of adding nitro coffee to the menu. A new sound system was installed, with plans to have themed-music nights, like Johnny Cash. They’re also working with a designer to change the logo, along with other branding materials.
In terms of the food array, the Spiegels are looking to partner with local bakeries, as well as adding more lunch options, like avocado and other vegetable choices. That way, the the menu will "appeal to a wider audience," he said. They’re also looking to expand the wholesale program slowly.
Campanozzi opened Wholy Bagel in 2010 because he wanted to bring New York-style bagels to Texas.