Radlett bagel shop goes viral after free bagel dance challenge

Can you impress the owners of bagels + schmear in Hertfordshire?


A Radlett bagel shop has gone viral after offering free bagel chips to customers who impress the owner with their dancing skills as they walk in.

In an attempt to spread "happiness, joy and laughter" the bakery in Radlett, Hertfordshire is offering free bagel chips for those who can boogie and impress the shopkeeper. 

The clip, shared from the Instagram account of bagels + schmear last weekend, shows a staff member pasting a note on the glass door of the store.

The note reads: “Do a silly dance walking in If we like it-free bagel chips on us!”

Footage shows a woman attempting a cheeky dance when entering the shop with a man. 

People loved the dancing with one person commenting on Instagram: “Amazing!!! Doing this at the bakery when we open & giving u credit cus this is so cute and genius.” 

A second user said: “This is just the cutest ❤️ thanks for giving us such amazing content and making us feel human again.” 

Another user appeared to be so inspired by the idea that they have planned to implement a similar concept in their own bakery. They said: “Amazing. Doing this at the bakery when we open & giving you credit because this is so cute and genius.”

The post has gone viral with 41,000 views with the bakery saying: “Thanks for all the lols at the weekend. We bloody love you love.”

The Hertfordshire bakery is owned by former JFS pupil Francesca Goldhill, who told the JC last year that she started teh business as she was looking to recreate her favourite New York snack. 

The 26-year-old international business graduate spent a year working in the Big Apple pre-pandemic but when she returned to London, she missed her morning bagel and coffee.

She said: “I had a craving for them during lockdown. I felt like I’d tried every single bagel in London, but nothing hit the spot,”

“And there was nowhere to buy the wide selection of schmears [flavoured cream cheese] you get there.”

“I had a lightbulb moment and decided to make my own. It became my lockdown project.”

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