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ALIWORLD 2019

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8 mix to machine to fryer. There's an 18-hour fermentation time for our yeast-raised donuts, and we have a very rich, old-fashioned cake donut. Everything about it is artisanal." To make its artisanal donuts, Stan's relies on Belshaw equipment. "In my history of being in the baking business, buying equipment and having good equipment is one thing," Labriola says. "But what the Europeans call 'after-sales' and the service is just as important. Irene [Kimmerly, vice president of sales for Belshaw Adamatic Bakery Group,] and the guys over at Belshaw have been just incredible for after- sales. I can't say enough about it." The Belshaw Century 300 System serves as the centerpiece of Stan's production line. This fast, efficient system takes up only 10 feet of space and produces up to 3,000 donuts per hour. The unit makes either cake or yeast-raised donuts in just 110 seconds of frying time. Stan's also uses Belshaw's open kettle fryers and was one of the test locations for Belshaw's new auto- mated heated bottom icing machine. Kimmerly says that Stan's Donuts "is one of the more refined, elegant donut shops" she has seen. Kimmerly adds that Stan's makes "a designer donut. It's more of a hand-forged donut, and when you get that beautiful donut, it's worth the price because it's a very delicious product." Quite literally, donut fans in Chicago continue to eat up Stan's high-quality selections. From its start in 2014, Stan's has now expanded to nine units in Chicago, and Labriola says the chain plans to add three more units over the next year or so. He estimates that the chain produces between 20,000 and 30,000 donuts daily across its nine existing units. And already, Stan's is moving out of its brick-and-mortar units into new sales venues. For example, some Chicago-area Whole Foods Market stores now sell Stan's Donuts in their bakery sections, and Labriola says plans call for more new retail partnerships in the future. That means a continuing partnership with Belshaw to produce even more of Stan's delicious donuts. "If there was a choice to be made between Belshaw and anybody else, just the after-sales alone tips the scales greatly," Labriola explains. "Belshaw is obviously a leader in this business." www.belshaw-adamatic.com Cap'n Crunch Bismark Double Chocolate Cake Belshaw Century 300 System produces 3,000 donuts per hour. COVER STORY

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