No. 6: Bagel Thin Sandwiches
Companies such as Manhattan Bagel and Einstein Bros. are catering to customers who want to cut calories, carbohydrates and fat by offering sandwiches served on thin bagels with healthy ingredients such as white Albacore tuna and lean turkey-bacon.
Some thin bagels offer half the calories, and a fraction of the carbs and fats in typical bagels. Their popularity helped Colorado-based Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc. — parent company of Einstein Bros. Bagels, Noah's New York Bagels and Manhattan Bagel brands — earn a reported revenue of $103.7 million in 2011.