I typically like to provide a balanced review even when I have a poor experience at a dining establishment. Unfortunately there is nothing positive I can provide regarding my family's experience at the Hudson Bagel Company. We were visiting Clemson and staying at the Holiday Inn Express (not a bad hotel given the options in Clemson) and thought we would go for a "Panera" type experience rather than eating at the HIE. Big mistake! Here are a few of the disappointing aspects of our visit:
1) Service is slowwwwwww. They were understaffed for a Sunday morning by at least two employees.
2) Their bagels are tasteless, hard and rather small.
3) Their English Muffin egg, cheese and bacon sandwiches are awful. They were served barely warm, cheese not melted and the muffin was at least a few days old.
Please do not make the mistake we made. I ended up taking the kids to Dunkin Donuts to make up for our undelightful experience - they were thrilled since we rarely let them have that type of treat (I felt bad on Father's Day).