CHICAGO – Firecakes Donuts celebrates the opening of a new Lincoln Park store location at 2453 N. Clark (773-666-5277) on Sunday, January 17 with a three-day donut-lover’s celebration. During the first three days, Sunday, January 17 through Tuesday, January 19, each day’s first one hundred customers at the new Clark Street location will receive a complimentary donut; no purchase is necessary.
Firecakes also will celebrate the Lincoln Park opening at its River North location (68 W. Hubbard, Chicago; 312-329-6500) and its “Billy” Donut Truck. During each of the first three days, both stores and the donut truck will hold prize drawings, including complimentary donut dozens, limited edition Firecakes tee shirts and more. There will be one grand prize: a private catered party for up to 75 people, featuring the “Billy” Donut Truck. No purchase is necessary.
Owners Jonathan and Karen Fox have created Firecakes Donuts Shops to give customers the same exhilarating sensory experience that people used to get at the traditional neighborhood donut shop. The aroma of freshly baking donuts permeates the air; customers see the fresh-baked donuts as they are carried on trays in small batches to the front counter. Fresh batches are prepared throughout the day. The specially chosen ingredients are as fresh as can be, purchased from local sources. “We strive to take something simple and make it special,” said Chef Jonathan. “We use the best traditional donut recipes and apply sophisticated techniques to produce layers of flavor that take our donuts to another level. For example, we don’t just roll our coconut donuts in shredded coconut. Rather, we roll them in three different kinds of coconut, each with a different texture, making the experience much more interesting and tasty.”
“The Firecakes team is very passionate about making donuts that are memorable and of high quality, that keep folks coming back for more,” said Jonathan. “Fortunately, we’ve succeeded in doing so, as represented by the opening of this great new store.”
Firecakes is rolling out some special items just in time for the new Lincoln Park store opening, including Cinnamon Rolls, a Bigger Bacon Long John (maple cream filled with peppered candied bacon), and a Black & White donut. They are available at all locations.
Firecakes’ signature flavors include Honey Glazed, Maple Glazed Pineapple & Bacon, Butterscotch Praline, Coconut Cream, Honey Glazed, Chocolate Hazelnut Long John, Valrhona Chocolate Iced, Valrhona Chocolate & Espresso Cream, Triple Valrhona Chocolate Cake, Malted Milk Ball, Old Fashioned Buttermilk, Vanilla Iced, Classic Jelly, Peanut Butter Cup. Current seasonal selections are Chocolate Old Fashioned, Apple Cinnamon Fritter, Valrhona Chocolate Iced Old Fashioned, Sicilian Pistachio Old Fashioned, Peanut Butter & Jelly.
The Story Behind the Firecakes Name
The “Billy” Donut Truck is named after Billy Hobes, great grandfather of Karen Fox. He was a baker in Wisconsin, baking in the logging camps in Northern Wisconsin. As the story goes, he baked breads and pastries every day and once a week he would make donuts over an open fire—they became known as Billy’s Firecakes, the inspiration behind the name Firecakes.
About Firecakes Donuts
Firecakes Donuts, serving artisan donuts that are freshly made in small batches on-premises using the finest ingredients, are located at 68 W. Hubbard in River North and 2453 N. Clark in Lincoln Park. The Firecakes “Billy” Donut Truck can be found at various times throughout Chicago. Lincoln Park store hours are: Sunday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Hubbard Street Store hours are: Sunday through Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to midnight. Firecakes Donuts also operates a Donut Truck, which can be found in the Loop on weekday mornings and, in season, in the evenings and on weekends at various neighborhoods around Chicago. The Donut Truck also can be booked from private events and catering; please call 312-329-6500 for more information.
Delivery, catering and pre-orders are available. Please place orders by 3 p.m. for next day pickup or Chicagoland delivery. Firecakes also serves a giant birthday cake donut that serves 2-3 people and an ice cream donut sandwich.
Firecakes Donuts serves coffee from La Colombe Roasters. Major cards are accepted. For more information, please call the stores at 312-329-6500 (W. Hubbard St.) and 773-666-5277 (N. Clark St.) or visit the website at http://firecakesdouts.com. Follow Firecakes on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FirecakesDonuts), Twitter (http://twitter.com/firecakesdonuts), and Instagram (www.instagram.com/firecakes).