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Donut Bar is Coming to Pasadena

Published on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 | 5:05 am

Donut Bar, a San Diego-based sweets outpost, will soon be opening a franchise in Pasadena, one of nearly a dozen new locations opening in the Southland before the end of 2018.

Like the flagship San Diego location, the Pasadena franchise will incorporate wine and craft beer offerings on weekend nights, along with fresh-baked doughnuts.

During the summer months, the location will likely be open in the evening hours for as many as five nights a week.

The precise location in Pasadena has not yet been announced.

“I had one goal when I started Donut Bar – to make the very best donuts that I personally could,” Campa told the San Diego Union-Tribune in December when the firm announced a plan to expand its coverage. Campa got his start as a pastry chef working at five-star hotels including the Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton.

Each of the franchisees will be spending from $300,000 to $600,000 to open their stores, the Tribune report said. The new franchises were culled from about 1,600 applicants, quoting Donut Bar co-owner Santiago Campa.

Nearly all of the leases have been finalized, and all of the planned franchises should be complete by next summer, Campa told the paper.

Aside from the Pasadena store, Donut Bar’s mother company, Sweet Assets Franchise Group, plans to open shops in Temecula, Scottsdale, Riverside, Pasadena, North Hollywood/Burbank, Tucson, Sacramento, and Anaheim, the report said.

Throughout the franchise process, Donut Bar will provide business owners with its award-winning recipes plus key operations and marketing support. Franchise locations will feature Donut Bar’s inimitable vibrant and playful ambiance, the company said.

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