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Welcome to Good Judys' Bagels – Where Every Bite is a Journey!

Hey Good Judy!


We are thrilled to welcome you to the first edition of the Judys’ Digest, our newsletter!

🎉 As we embark on this delicious journey, we want to take a moment to introduce ourselves and share the story behind our passion project.


Meet the Owners: Jeff and Dakota

The owners of Good Judys' Bagels, Jeff and Dakota Thomas-Wilhelm.
Jeff (left) and Dakota (right) Thomas-Wilhelm.
🌟 Jeff Thomas-Wilhelm: Crafting Dreams into Reality

Jeff, a Champaign, Illinois transplant with a background in Business Studies and Organizational Development, is the creative force behind Good Judys’ Bagels. Whether he's working on a DIY home project or bringing bagel dreams to life, Jeff's commitment to community and innovation shines through. With leadership experience and a keen eye for customer-centric improvements, Jeff is dedicated to growing Good Judys’ into a thriving establishment that resonates with our wonderful community.


🌎 Dakota Thomas-Wilhelm: From ESL Classrooms to Bagel Dreams

Dakota, originally from Southeast Iowa, has a global perspective shaped by experiences from Barcelona to Iowa City. As an ESL instructor turned instructional designer, he brings a wealth of knowledge to Good Judys’. With design and development experience, Dakota’s brining innovative and creative ideas from website to the bagels. Dakota not only supports the Good Judys’ mission from an administrative standpoint but collaborates with Jeff every step of the way.


The Good Judys’ Experience

Good Judys’ Bagels is more than just a bakery; it's a celebration of hand-made, fresh bagels crafted with care and dedication. From classic flavors to unique creations, each bite is an experience. Our dream for the future is to create a space where exceptional coffee, board games, and good company converge.


What to Expect in the Coming Months

🌈 Monthly Specials: Explore our bagel of the month and tantalize your taste buds with unique flavors.


👥 Team Spotlights: Get to know the diverse and talented individuals who make Good Judys’ Bagels a welcoming place for all.


🎉 Knead to Know (Upcoming Events): Stay tuned for exciting collaborations, promotions, and community events. We can't wait to share these moments with you!


Connect with Us

Follow us on social media for frequent updates, mouthwatering visuals, and exclusive behind-the-scenes content.


Visit our website to explore our menu, place orders, and get the latest news.


Thank you for joining us on this adventure! We look forward to serving you the freshest hand-made bagels in the Champaign-Urbana metropolitan area.


Bagel wishes and coffee dreams,


Jeff and Dakota

Owners, Good Judys’ Bagels

P.S. Have feedback or suggestions? We'd love to hear from you! Reply to this digest or reach out on social media. Your input matters. 🌟

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