Burt Katz of Katz Bagels has died


The memorial pictured above recently appeared at Katz Bagels on 16th St. Founder Burt Katz died last week. He was 81.

As you may know, Katz Bagels has several locations around the city. Some have been rebranded with new menus (Nectar, for example) and the 16th St location recently did a stint as “Pizza 16” before reverting to Katz Bagels.

You might also recall the 16th location was once home to a bagel UFO which was later moved to storage in a parking garage.

My understanding is that Burt’s son Mike has handled the day-to-day business for some time, so I doubt we’ll see any major changes.

Rest in peace, Mr. Katz.