Rich Labriola, president of the Labriola Baking Company, partnered with Stan Berman, founder of Stan’s
Donuts, to bring the more than 50-year-old donut shop to the Midwest. Labriola, a well-known Chicago
baking company, supplies high-end bread products including the company’s famed pretzel bread to grocers
and restaurants. After seeing Stan on a TV travel show and admiring his passion for his donut business,
Rich decided to reach out to Stan. The result of the new friendship was a partnership to bring the classic
California-style donuts to Chicago with a Labriola twist.
Started in 1963, Stan’s Donuts has been a mainstay of Westwood Village in Los Angeles, California. The
original location has happily served everyone from Hollywood royalty such as Elizabeth Taylor, Steve
McQueen, and Ali McGraw to hungry UCLA students looking to fuel all-night study benders.
Are you up for trying a deep-dish pizza donut? Just kidding, we won’t serve that anytime soon. But,
our peanut butter pockets will knock your wool socks off, Chicago!
Stop by Stan’s Chicago today to try a baker’s dozen of our whimsical donuts, La Colombe Coffee, and luscious