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Bigmouth Donut Company to open locations in Ohio City, on East 55th Street

December 13, 2017 GMT

Bigmouth Donut Company to open locations in Ohio City, on East 55th Street

CLEVELAND, Ohio - The Cleveland baking scene is undergoing a renaissance: a donut renaissance.

The last few months saw two new artisanal donut shops open, Brewnuts in the Gordon Square Area and City Girl Donuts in Rocky River. Both regularly have lines out the door for their sweet treats. The Vegan Doughnut Company has also announced plans to open a brick and mortar shop, in early 2018 in Lakewood.

Add another name to the list, a big one: Bigmouth Donut Company, the new venture of lauded baker Courtney Bonning, formerly of Bonbon Pastry & Café, and Kelly Brewer, will open two locations in early 2018. A large location and production facility will open in the former Café 55 spot at 1361 East 55th Street in “a couple of weeks.”

A second shop will open in a couple of months in Ohio City’s Hingetown area at 1418 W. 29th Street.

The East 55th location is a full-circle move for Bonning. She worked with owner Rick Semersky early-on in the development of the Hub 55 complex, which also includes Goldhorn Brewery. Bonning is reworking the menu for Goldhorn, which will share a kitchen with Bigmouth.

“We needed a bigger kitchen for donut production. She had partnered with Rick in the past and it all fell together, so here we are,” says Brewer.

The duo has been hard at work at Hub 55 perfecting their recipes for several weeks.

“Donuts are hand-rolled and crafted from scratch, including the glazes, frosting and fillings. All of our ingredients are made fresh. The dough is a special recipe in-house blend that has taken several months to get just right,” says Bonning.

“We will make traditional donut varieties that Cleveland is fond of, as well as seasonal specialties. We will have six to eight classic varieties and four to six premium seasonal donuts at all times.

Bigmouth will also do delivery.

Opening dates to be announced soon. Follow Bigmouth Donut Company on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/bigmouthdonut/