5,500 Pounds of Everything Spice?! 8 Crazy Stats From Call Your Mother.

The bagel behemoth goes through a lot of, well, everything.

Call Your Mother brings the bacon. Photograph by Tim Casey.

Since the neon-pink-hued deli Call Your Mother opened in DC’s Park View in 2018, no other local bagel business has enjoyed such viral success. You’re likely to find a line snaking outside any of its seven locations on a weekend morning—an eighth, in Old Town, is on the way—and owners Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira aren’t slowing down. “We’ll take it to the moon if people want bagels on the moon,” says Dana. Here, a snapshot of CYM’s staggering numbers.


Eggs bought from Earth n Eats farm in 2021 (mostly for sandwiches)


Average number of bagels made each week


Most bacon-egg-and-cheese sandwiches—the top seller—sold in a month


Average number of bagels sold each weekend


Pounds of cream cheese made from scratch each month


Pounds of everything spice made per month


Cups of coffee sold on a busy weekend


Trucks that drive bagels from the Park View flagship to all other locations

This article appears in the April 2022 issue of Washingtonian.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.