The Most Important Bagel Man Has Passed Away

22 Mar

From the AP: Full story here.

Bagel Celebrity Murray Lender Has Died, and So Has Mr. Coffee

3/22/12

The most important bagel man of all.

Murray Lender, the highly respected man behind Lender’s bagels, the bagels many grew up with and skill keep in their freezer for sentimental purposes, and that which Consumer Reports “hole”-heartedly raved about yesterday, has died at 81.

Lender’s Bagels was founded by Murray’s father in New Haven in 1927; it evolved, as the Big Gay Ice Cream guys just tweeted, into the bagel that “introduced us hillbilly goyim to bagels. Thanks for the shmear.”

But that’s not all. In more sad news, Samuel Glazer, one of the two men credited with inventing the automatic-drip coffee maker, Mr. Coffee, has also passed away. READ MORE

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