Forbes: Here’s how a San Antonio bakery stays strong during the pandemic – mySA

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During the coronavirus pandemic, San Antonio-based bakery La Panadería has shown resilience, according to a recent article from Forbes.

On Thursday, the American business magazine released its article on the bakery, writing about how the establishment has stayed strong during a time when restaurants and other companies alike are plummeting.

Brothers José and David Cáceres opened La Panadería in 2014 to share their Mexican heritage and love for baking with the Alamo City. The business has two locations, baking up items such as breakfast sandwiches and conchas. A third location is scheduled to open this fall at the Rim.

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Forbes praised the Cáceres brothers and their La Panadería team for their quick-thinking approach when restaurants shut down in-room dining in March. The business sold essential items like bread, milk, and eggs to the community when the products were in short supply at the start of the pandemic.

La Panadería also offered its baked goods for curbside pickup and delivery. Additionally, the company launched statewide delivery, two-day shipping for customers living in Texas in May.

“The pandemic has been devastating for the entire restaurant industry,” José told Forbes. “However, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reinvent our business. For more than 25 years, life has been evolving to virtual/online experiences and online ordering, and we are perhaps one of the few industries that still depend on the in-store experience. We are changing that and taking La Panadería online.”

La Panadería has received several awards and recognition over the years. In May, Food & Wine listed the San Antonio bakery in its “Top 100 Best Bakeries in America.” La Panadería was also listed on USA Today’s 2019 “10 Best” list as one of the top artisanal bakeries in North America.

Priscilla Aguirre is a general assignment reporter for | [email protected] | @CillaAguirre 

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