So just how did a famous LA doughnut shop land in Chicago?
Stan’s is a story of tradition and reinvention. Stan Berman opened his eponymous donut shop in Los Angeles, California in 1963, continuing a generations-long family tradition of baking. His donuts quickly became legendary in the Los Angeles area.
Meanwhile, in Chicago, Rich Labriola followed a passion for all things bread to create one of the most renowned bakeries in the Chicagoland area from the ground-up. After seeing Stan featured on a travel show, Rich reached out to Stan and the two became friends over their shared passion.
The friendship turned into a partnership as Stan passed the torch to Rich, who opened the first Stan’s Donuts & Coffee in Chicago in 2014 with his own recipes inspired by Stan Berman’s classics. Since then, Stan’s has grown to several shops in Chicago where it has become a hometown favorite.