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Glazed & Confused goals for candy and savory success in Casper’s restaurant scene

CASPER, Wyo. — Legend has it, a sensible man as soon as uttered sage recommendation after surviving a terrifying trip on a monorail:

“Donuts. Is there something they can not do?”

OK, so the quote is by the beloved fool Homer Simpson, a mere cartoon character. Nevertheless, many far smarter individuals may nonetheless agree with these sentiments.

Wealthy Konkler could possibly be one among them, notably after he and his brother, Ray, bought the beloved mini-donut kiosk on the Ford Wyoming Heart in 2020. Since then, they’ve bought hundreds of the little nuggets of pleasure to throngs of Casper’s hungry event-goers. Simply through the current Snoop Dogg live performance, Wealthy mentioned the donuts introduced in additional than $5,000 in 4 hours.

Earlier than shopping for the snack kiosk, the brothers shaped the Windy Metropolis Supply service a few years earlier, which they bought in not too long ago.

Hoping to increase on their meals service success, the brothers leased the constructing at 4910 E. 2nd St., close to the House Depot car parking zone. Initially constructed for a Chipotle franchise, it was most not too long ago occupied by Craves till it closed in December.

The brothers knew they needed to characteristic conventional donuts of their new operation, however the the rest of the idea took a bit extra planning.

“I had a pal name me from Kansas Metropolis, and we have been speaking in regards to the mini donuts and the way superior they have been promoting, and began speaking about discovering a very good identify. [for the business],” mentioned Wealthy.

His pal advised “Glazed and Confused,” nevertheless it was Wealthy who landed on changing the “s” with a “z.”

“We’re the one individuals with the ‘z’ and we’ve got the power to get a nationwide trademark,” he mentioned.

After the identify and emblem got here the actual work. The constructing wanted modifications for his or her imaginative and prescient, so new cooktops and different kitchen tools was put in and a few partitions have been taken out to open up the house. Darker areas have been brightened, and all-new furnishings has been ordered.

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One of many causes for the improve was the necessity for the proper flattop grill.

“So we’re doing smash burgers, they usually had a 48-inch grill,” Wealthy mentioned. “We had to purchase that, and naturally the donut system.”

That system has but to be delivered due to manufacturing delays. Wealthy says they hope to have that put in by early subsequent month.

Different investments embrace state-of-the-art digital ordering screens and intercom methods, together with new methods for the drive-thru. Wealthy says the system will allow peak effectivity with cell, on-line, drive-thru and eating room orders. There may be additionally a plan to put in screens at tables the place clients can order remotely.

“It robotically goes to the kitchen, so you do not have to fret about going up and ready in line if you happen to do not wish to,” he mentioned.

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The restaurant can even supply supply choices, utilizing distributors reminiscent of Windy Metropolis Supply. The orders might be made to the restaurant, and they’re going to facilitate utilizing the quickest out there delivering service, he mentioned.

Meals testing has been ongoing, however the lunch menu that includes smash burgers, fries, soups, salads and sides is full. They’re going to additionally serve baked potatoes, which Wealthy says is a novel characteristic within the Casper market.

Maintaining with the donut theme, these with a yearning for the candy and savory can order donut buns as an alternative of standard buns on their burgers. Wealthy says they plan to supply an onion burger, a preferred merchandise in Oklahoma, wherein the onions are smashed into the meat whereas on the grill.

After the donut tools arrives, Wealthy says they will supply conventional donuts, some elevated donuts, and a mochi donut, which is a lighter, fluffier donut first popularized in Japan. There may be additionally a donut ice cream sandwich.

The breakfast menu will characteristic numerous breakfast sandwiches, espresso and, naturally, donuts. There can even be a simplified late-night menu designed for fast service with a smaller crew.

Wealthy says they plan to mushy open later this week, with extra meals and companies added over the subsequent a number of weeks as any unexpected kinks are labored out.

Opening a non-chain informal eating and takeout restaurant is dangerous, however Wealthy believes they will make a go at it in Casper if the service is correct.

“I can let you know, the wonderful thing about Casper is the best way the group works with native companies,” he mentioned. “The help, you’d by no means get that in a spot like Denver or Fort Collins as a result of it is simply so saturated there.

“If we do our due diligence, if we deal with individuals correctly and ensure our pricing is correct and the standard is there, I believe we’ve got an amazing alternative.”

Glazed & Confuzed is positioned at 4910 E. 2nd St. On-line, they are often discovered on Fb and Instagram. Their telephone quantity is 307-337-1129.

An earlier model of this publish had a reputation misspelled. It has been corrected.

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