The clock had yet to reach 10 a.m. one Saturday in October when David Hausman broke his single-day bagel sales record.
Even it was over the busy Columbus Day weekend, with New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Valley filled with leaf-peeping tourists, Oct. 8 wasn’t your typical sort of day at Hausman’s North Conway, N.H. bagel shop. It happened to be the morning after Big Dave’s Bagels and Deli made an appearance on the Food Network’s wildly-popular, “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives,” Guy Fieri’s testimonial to local flavor at stops across the country.
Suddenly, dozens of leaf-peepers who traveled to the area for a foliage holiday had discovered a new destination for breakfast after catching the broadcast Friday night.
“We were going to be very busy that weekend anyway,” shop owner Hausman said. “It just added a whole other layer.”