CBIA member Between Rounds Bakery Sandwich Café, the bakery café and bagel shop with locations throughout Connecticut, recently announced that it has partnered with Joseph Family Markets and the ShopRites of Canton and West Hartford.

Jerry Makles, bakery manager at ShopRite West Hartford. Picture provided by newswire.net
Jerry Makles, bakery manager at ShopRite West Hartford.

The two ShopRite stores are owned by Chuck and Debbie Joseph of Joseph Family Markets.

Joseph Family Markets is passionate in its search for high-quality food products from Connecticut’s best small businesses.

Chuck Joseph made the decision to carry the product in his stores after his team tried, and loved, the bagels.

“As a family-owned business, we forge partnerships with other Connecticut food artisans to bring their unique and flavorful products - from bagels to organic, gluten-free chips and salsa to micro batch ice cream and everything in between - to our customers," explained Joseph.

"We're proud to feature Between Rounds bagels as part of (our banner) Connecticut's Own, found here every day, under one roof."

Between Rounds is the brainchild of the Puiia brothers, who established cafés in Vernon, South Windsor, Manchester and Tolland.

The Puiia hallmark is manufacturing and selling their own bagels, which set them apart from other cafés.

Between Rounds has established partnerships with 22 grocers in Connecticut.