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

CASPER, Wyo. – Legend has it, a clever man uttered sage recommendation after surviving a terrifying trip on a monorail.

“Donuts. Is there something they cannot do?”

Okay so the quote is by the beloved fool Homer Simpson, a mere cartoon character. Nevertheless, many far smarter individuals would possibly nonetheless agree with these ideas.

Wealthy Conkler could possibly be one in all them, significantly after he and his brother, Ray, bought the beloved mini-donut kiosk on the Ford Wyoming Middle in 2020. Since then, they’ve offered 1000’s of the little nuggets of pleasure to throngs of Casper’s hungry event-goers. Simply throughout the current Snoop Dogg live performance, Wealthy mentioned the donuts introduced in additional than $5,000 in simply 4 hours.

Earlier than shopping for the snack kiosk, the brothers shaped the Windy Metropolis Supply service a few years earlier, which they offered in 2020.

Hoping to develop on their meals service success, the brothers leased the constructing at 4910 East Second Avenue, close to the Residence Depot parking zone. Initially constructed for a Chipotle franchise, it was most just lately occupied by Craves till it closed in December.

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

“I had a buddy name me from Kansas Metropolis, and we have been speaking concerning the mini donuts and the way superior they have been promoting, and began speaking about discovering a superb title. [for the business],” mentioned Wealthy.

His buddy instructed “Glazed and Confused,” however it was Wealthy who landed on changing the “s” with a “z.”

“We’re the one individuals with the ‘z’ and we now have the flexibility to get a nationwide trademark,” he mentioned.

After the title and brand got here the true 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 correct 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 embody state-of-the-art digital ordering screens and intercom techniques, together with new techniques for the drive-through. Wealthy says the system will allow peak effectivity with orders from cellular and on-line, drive-through, and the eating room. There’s 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 in case you do not need to,” he mentioned.

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The restaurant may even provide supply choices, utilizing distributors comparable to Windy Metropolis Supply and others. The orders will be made to the restaurant, and they’ll facilitate utilizing the quickest accessible 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 singular characteristic within the Casper market.

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

After the donut tools arrives, Wealthy says they’re going to provide conventional donuts, some elevated donuts, and have a mochi donuts, which is a lighter, fluffier donut first popularized in Japan. There’s additionally a donut ice cream sandwich.

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

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

Opening a non-chain informal eating and take out restaurant is dangerous, however Wealthy believes they will make a go of 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 assist, you’ll 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 feel we now have a terrific alternative.”


Glazed & Confused is situated at 4910 East Second Avenue. On-line they are often discovered on Fb and on Instagram. Their cellphone quantity is 307-337-1129.

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