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   Cranky Al’s Named The Bakery Of The Month For October 2017
by Wisconsin Bakers Association
Posted: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 3:55PM EDT

West Allis, WI – Congratulations to Cranky Al’s in Wauwatosa, WI.  The doughnut-coffee-pizza shop has been proclaimed the Bakery of the Month for October 2017 from the Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA).  Cranky Al’s earned the honor for hosting the WBA’s Fall Bakers Forum this month.  Bakers Forums are networking and educational events for WBA members and other baking industry representatives.  During the Fall Bakers Forum, attendees were given the opportunity to tour Cranky Al’s and participate in a discussion about equipment.

Cranky Al’s is owned by Susie and Al Brkich and their nephew, Joey Carioti. Serving hand-cut doughnuts, hot breakfast sandwiches, and coffee in the mornings and pizza for dinner, this family-owned business opened in 2006 and currently has 19 employees. 

Cranky Al’s has been recognized for many outstanding achievements including:  being named on Alton Brown’s list of his favorite donut places in the United States, Best of Milwaukee – Donuts through The Shepherd Express, and countless other awards from the Wisconsin Bakers Association.

The Bakery of the Month Award was presented to Joey Carioti and Susie Brkich by WBA’s Communications Director, Jessica Hoover.   WBA members must meet the following criteria to be considered for Bakery Operation of the Month:  Be a WBA member in good standing; give back to their community as well as the baking industry; and have outstanding business qualifications.. 

For more information about Cranky Al’s, visit

About the Wisconsin Bakers Association:
The Wisconsin Bakers Association (WBA)  is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization dedicated to helping members increase their baking and business knowledge, fostering the education of future bakers, keeping members informed about developments in the baking industry and legislative matters affecting them, and representing members’ interests at the state and federal government levels.  Organized in 1905, the WBA is made up of retail and wholesale bakeries; multi-unit operators; supermarket bakeries; specialty shops; bakery suppliers; college bakery programs; baking students, manufacturers and associate members.  The WBA Member Services Center is located at 2514 S. 102nd St., Suite 100, West Allis, WI. Visit for more information. 

Source: Wisconsin Bakers Association

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