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Monday, March 17, 2008

Bread makes lots of Dough

I have an allergy to wheat so I can’t fully appreciate this company, but I have long been saying someone needs to put a good bakery in this town. Finally, someone from Chicago did it. Harold Back had a real estate business in Chicagoland, then moved to Phoenix and realized we need some good bread here too. So he started a company called Simply Bread. What I love about this guy is the speed at which he got his business up and running: he was looking at buildings in September 2005, got the building permits the day after Thanksgiving and started construction that night. They were in business January 31, 2006. Today they are looking to be able to make 7 million loaves of bread a year. Additionally, he didn't have a lick of experience in the industry.