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.