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Updated: Mar 19, 2022

You can’t have everything. Unless you want it on a bagel. According to numerous articles and food blogs, the first person to ever attach a name to the merging of a multitude of spices to the top of a bagel was a man named David Gussin from Queens, New York City during the 1980s. While he was busy sweeping the seeds out of the oven of the bagel store where he worked, he decided to try putting them all onto a bagel rather than throwing them out. He suggested the idea to his boss and said that they could call these bagels: “the everything.” It was a great success.


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