If you're one of those poor souls who, day in and day out, finds yourself roped into Providence Road's human centipede of a commuter line, take solace in knowing you have a new place to treat yourself a pick-me-up: Einstein Bros. Bagel, situated at the corner of Providence and Queens in the Myers Park Shopping Center.
Charlotte entrepreneur Phil Rice inaugurated the new location bright and early today, at 5:30 a.m. This is the third Einstein Bros. Bagel opened by Rice, "Charlotte's King of Bagels," who has been in the food business for the last 10 years. Rice is slated to open his fourth Einstein Bros. location on April 17. He plans to open a total of 15 Einstein Bros. Bagels throughout the area.
"The craveable food and comfortable atmosphere of Einstein Bros. Bagels connect with our neighbors here in Charlotte," said Rice in a press release. "Despite the brand's small presence here in Charlotte, it already has a huge customer base. There's tremendous opportunity for growth into several new neighborhoods in the area."
As with any good grand opening, the restaurant is offering an incentive to its potential visitors the first 1,000 customers today get a complimentary travel mug.