Labriola Baking Co., an automated/artisan bakery in Alsip, Ill., seems to be expanding constantly, thanks to the efforts of ‘Chief Dough Boy’ and CEO Rich Labriola and his staff. Business has grown at double-digit rates, allowing for a move to a spacious, 175,000-sq.ft. production facility and the opening of a hot-spot bakery café. It’s latest project? Pretzel bread.
Artisan baked goods from Labriola Baking Co. are so popular, it seems that the Alsip, Ill., bakery can’t produce them fast enough. Headed by president, owner and self-described “Chief Dough Boy” Rich Labriola, the bakery never forgets that, despite all of the recent success, artisan-quality baking is what it has to do and strives to do it better than anyone else.