Do you have a routine with your work week? Mine used to be going to My Favorite Muffin & Bagel Cafe in Marcy on Friday's to grab a bagel and a Snapple. I did this for the longest time. I stopped the routine a few weeks back. I decided this morning once I was off the air I'd make a trip to grab a quick bite. I drove into the parking lot and discovered a sad truth. It appears that My Favorite Muffin & Bagel is now closed. 

I drove over after I got off the air and discovered a ghost town.

Dave Wheeler/TSM
Dave Wheeler/TSM
Dave Wheeler/TSM
Dave Wheeler/TSM

I was under the impression that this was a local restaurant. I didn't realize it actually was a franchise.

The My Favorite Muffin bakery cafe concept was developed to delight not only customers, but our franchise owner-operators as well. As a My Favorite Muffin franchisee, you’ll be able to produce My Favorite Muffin branded gourmet muffins; freshly baked Big Apple Bagels brand bagels, a selection of delicious sandwiches and salads, and serve our own Brewster’s brand of brewed coffee, specialty drinks and smoothies. This café concept gives you the strength of three brands, Big Apple Bagels®, My Favorite Muffin® and Brewster's® coffee.”

Chain restaurant or not I'm very bummed out this is closed! It looks like Central New York will just have another abandoned building where a great cafe once used to be.