If you were watching Shark Tank back in 2014, you may recall husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Shannon and Florian Radke appearing on the show to tout the "world's best cinnamon roll experience." They were seeking funding to be able to offer nationwide shipping from their California-based bakery, Cinnaholic. The couple accepted a deal from investor Robert Herjavec before eventually declining the offer to go in a different direction. Now, with more than 50 franchise locations across the U.S. and Canada, the bakery has landed in Chicago.
Cinnaholic celebrated its grand opening today at 1295 N Milwaukee Avenue in Wicker Park. Like its other locations, the bakery specializes in vegan and dairy-free gourmet cinnamon rolls that are dressed up in a slew of fun toppings. The Campfire S'mores roll, for instance, comes with marshmallow-flavored frosting, graham cookies, chocolate sauce and marshmallows. Prefer something a bit more subdued? The Old Skool roll is iced in classic vanilla frosting. Guests can also build their own creation with a laundry list of toppings and frostings to choose from.
The Wicker Park bakery also offers scoops of edible cookie dough that can be upgraded with similarly indulgent ingredients—think peanut butter frosting, pretzel sticks and chocolate sauce. The expansive menu includes other sweets, too, like cookies, brownies, banana bread and "baby buns."
Cinnaholic Wicker Park is now open at 1295 N Milwaukee Avenue; opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 10am to 9pm and Friday through Sunday from 11am to 9pm.
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