September 19/Burlington, Vt. -- With fall approaching, Bruegger's Bagels is adding new menu items, including new bagel flavors inspired by the season and a spicy new breakfast sandwich. The season also marks the return of Bruegger's most popular harvest -- pumpkin-flavored cream cheese and coffee.

In August, eager Bruegger's Facebook fans were already asking about the annual return of pumpkin-flavored menu items, with one fan commenting, "When will the Pumpkin Cream Cheese be in season? It's my favorite!" Not to disappoint, Bruegger's features fan-favorites Pumpkin Spiced Coffee and Pumpkin Cream Cheese beginning September 19. Bruegger's also is baking up a new Pumpkin Bagel, first introduced in Minneapolis-St. Paul to an overwhelmingly positive response. The seasonal bagel is available this season at all of Bruegger's 300-plus U.S. locations.

"Our pumpkin bagels and cream cheese are both nostalgic and familiar, while our new fall sandwiches mix innovative flavor combinations with tried-and-true ingredients," said Bruegger's executive chef Philip Smith.

Also brand new to the fall lineup is the Cranberry Apple Bagel, made with sweet dried cranberries and apple pieces. Available through January 8, the bagel can be ordered plain or with any of Bruegger's 15 cream cheese varieties and will be featured on the new Turkey Apple Cran Bagel Deli Sandwich with turkey, cheddar cheese and apple slices topped with cranberry mayo. The fall-inspired sandwich also can be ordered as part of Bruegger's popular "Trio," a combination of any Deli Bagel Sandwich, chips, a cup of soup or garden salad plus drink for only $6.99.

For those who like the spicier side of life, Bruegger's also introduces the Santa Fe Bagel Egg Sandwich. Made with egg, sausage and jalapeno cream cheese and served on a plain bagel, this is a limited-time offering.