London-based manufacturer The Bagel Group has gone into administration, with around 80 jobs believed to be at risk. The company, previously known as Mr Bagels, produces bagels under the Mr Bagels brand, and filed for administration on 16 January 2009. MCR Corporate Restructuring is administrator.
Mr Bagels was set up in 1988 by the Kahalani brothers, Paul and Avi and, in 1996, became a limited company. The firm supplies bagels to the retail and foodservice markets. The Bagel Group hit national headlines in December after alleging an executive at rival Maple Leaf Foods was involved in attempted price-fixing, an allegation still under investigation. The Bagel Group refused to comment.