Royal’s Bagels is a bagel shop and restaurant that opened in Denton, TX in February 2013 by Amy and Joey Hawkins (the same owners of downtown’s iconic coffee shop, Jupiter House). Feeling that Denton was lacking a true bagel shop among the various breakfast joints in town, they decided to take matters into their own hands. Their mission was to serve up yummy breakfast and lunch dishes that you won’t find anywhere else in Denton, in an environment that makes you feel like you stepped right into their kitchen at home. Royal’s Bagels uses the freshest ingredients, and sells only genuine New York-style bagels and their own signature recipe for cinnamon rolls that are baked every day. Next time you’re looking for a unique, local deli-food experience, stop by and let Royal’s Bagels take care of you!
Name: Royal Harrison Hawkins
Occupation: owner of Royal’s Bagels
Date of birth: March 10, 2009
Family: mom, Amy Hawkins, 36; dad, Joey Hawkins, 38; and sister, Holiday Hawkins, 3 months
The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: Eating our cinnamon rolls!
My business philosophy is: Work early so I can be in the pool by 3 p.m.
If I could, I’d be a: taster at the M&M Candy factory.
I’m so sick of: My mom and dad telling me what to do!
The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: The Little Einsteins (Quincy, Leo, Annie and June)
My hobbies are: Legos, swimming, and wearing my parents out.
The last book I read was: I can’t read yet! I’m four!
I wish I knew how to: fly.
My worst habit is: making my parents laugh when I’m in trouble.
Nobody knows I: have blood that 50 percent chocolate milk.
The person I most admire is: Some days it’s my dad, some days it’s my mom, and some days it’s the trash man.
My guilty pleasure is: riding my big wheel in my underwear.
I drive a: Rockin’ Big Wheel.
I’d like to be driving: my dad’s truck.
My favorite restaurant is: Chuck E. Cheese’s
I’m happiest when: I’m playing in the bathtub.
I regret: nothing, because I’m four!
If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: I’d fill a pool with chocolate milk.
If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: the temperature.
When I retire, I plan to: hunt for Sasquatch.
Community activities: Children’s Place student and Big Brother.