If you’ve been to the Bagel Bakery in the last six months, you may have noticed the new man behind the counter – our manager, John Raspperry.
Born in Maryland, John was raised in Broward County. He grew up in a big family full of siblings, aunts, uncles and lots of cousins. He has two brothers and two sisters, and they all attended high school in South Florida together.
John moved to Gainesville when he and his wife, Holly, were getting ready to have their second child. John and Holly have resided in Gainesville for three years now and love it. They appreciate how family-oriented and peaceful it is. The couple have an 11-year-old son named Anthony and a 2-year-old daughter named Thea.
John comes to his job at Bagel Bakery with years of restaurant experience. He was involved with Tijuana Flats for 10 years and ran a BBQ restaurant along with V-Pizza downtown for a while. John also was involved with restaurant marketing for businesses such as BurgerFi.
After several meetings with Bagel Bakery owner, Ken Rembert, the two realized they were a good fit for each other.
John says that he has loved his time working at Bagel Bakery and appreciates the history the business holds along with its various loyal customers. He also shared that the staff welcomed him with open arms and that they have all been growing as a team ever since.
So, come on in and say hello to the man behind the mask – manager John Raspperry.