Edit ModuleShow Tags

The Making of Bogart Doughnut Co. Pt. 2


Published:

Photo by Anne Rucker

TC Taste periodically asks local restaurateurs to give us a preview of their new business. This week, Anne Rucker gives us a taste of her forthcoming south Minneapolis donut shop, Bogart Doughnut Co.

Part II: Blood, Sweat, and Tears

I’ve learned very quickly that opening a doughnut shop isn’t for the faint of heart. Depending on the location, there are renovations to make, pieces of equipment to buy and hours of plans to produce. When it comes to opening a food business, giving your blood, sweat, and tears is an understatement.

Navigating this process has forced me to do and understand things that were not long ago foreign concepts. I’ve learned far more about business licensing, inspections, plumbing work and tiling than I ever thought possible. Not to mention tackling wholesale accounts, employee payroll, hiring a contractor, and picking the perfect cash register point of sale system. And don’t let me fool you, all this new knowledge certainly hasn’t kept me from committing my fair share of blunders. Like the time I too quickly and excitedly purchased a beautiful 60-quart Hobart mixer at auction, only to learn that the machine’s engine somehow wasn’t built for the type of electricity available in my space. And that was after I paid to have the 800-pound beast moved into my basement kitchen.

Despite the mistakes and the hard work and the blood, sweat, and tears, it’s all been worth it and will be more than worth it when I open my doors.

Read pt. 1 of this story: Taking the Leap

Coming soon!
Bogart's Doughnut Co. 
904 W 36th Street
Minneapolis 55408
facebook.com/bogartsdoughnutco
twitter.com/bogartsdoughnut
instagram.com/bogartsdoughnuts

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

Tacos & Tequila After Dark

Kick off your Super Bowl celebrations with Minnesota Monthly. Dance the night away at our exclusive, first annual Tacos & Tequila After Dark event on Jan. 31 from 9 p.m. to the stroke of midnight.

Posole with Chorizo, Pepitas and Cotija Recipe

Spice up your day with comforting, hearty South-of-the-Border inspired soup

3 Things to Eat This Week: Jan. 10–14

Banana cake with peanut butter frosting, plus two more things to eat, recommended by food critic Joy Summers

Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille Recipe

A healthy, flavorful vegetable stew is made even easier in your slow cooker

35 Bucks for a Cocktail. Is It Worth It?

A NE Minneapolis speakeasy experience with a premium cocktail. But should you pay $35?

Mediterranean White Bean Hummus Recipe

A different savory dip for veggies, crackers or bread will be a welcome change of pace in this season of sweets

Best Restaurants of 2017

Food critic Jason DeRusha picks the best new and current restaurants in the Twin Cities Minneapolis and St. Paul and suburbs

3 Things to Eat This Week: Dec. 19–25

Before the holidays conclude, hit up these three Twin Cities spots for festive feasting

The Most Instagrammable Twin Cities Cafes and Restaurants of 2017

Looking to spruce up your Instagram? The food at these local cafes and restaurants looks as good as it tastes.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags