The Fragel was made famous by The Bagel Factory, established in 1969. It was originally located on South University but relocated to north campus in 2001 due to rising rent prices. The Rockette family bought The Bagel Factory in 2007 and carry on the Fragel tradition as MD Bagel Fragel.
They are open seven days a week. From 6 a.m. until they sell out for the day, Patricia and her son, Michael are there almost every day, serving customers with a smile, many of whom they know personally.