The last time Glazed & Infused and Black Dog Gelato collaborated, it only took 90 minutes to sell out nearly 1,000 gelato-doughnut sandwiches. Both Black Dog Gelato's Jessica Oloroso and Glazed & Infused's James Gray felt badly that customers were upset at the quick sell out back in August. "Because we make everything fresh daily, selling out is somewhat the nature of the business for both (of us)," Oloroso stated. Because of the high demand, the duo have fortified a plan for their next event on October 24.
"We will only be taking pre-orders for those who want to take-out. Those eating in will have to wait in line," Gray says. But those in line should rest easy as there will be two lines at each Black Dog Gelato store to help move people through quicker. They will also have all pre-orders made, packaged and ready for customers to pick up.
Additionally, they will have sampler packs (one or two of each type of sandwich), as well as individual sandwiches packed and ready to go. "More, more, more. We will have more doughnuts, more gelato and more time," Oloroso responded when asked about what will be done differently.
The flavors available for this month's event are: red velvet with cajeta gelato (pictured on the right), pumpkin chocolate chip with rosemary Irish cream gelato, maple bacon with banana bread gelato, and apple caramel peanut with chai spice gelato.
On the prospect of opening a store that sells their gelato-doughnut sandwiches, the pair love the idea and have discussed it. "If people continue to be into it, it's worth thinking about," she says. Gray says that there's a lot to consider in order for that dream to become a reality, but for the time being "we will probably do this once a month as a special." He added that "we are discussing the possibility of customers being able to get the sandwiches by pre-order" at any time.
As the first one was among the hottest and most talked about events of 2013 so far, it would be wise to get your pre-orders in now. And in related news, Glazed & Infused is about to roll out a "gluten-less" doughnut.
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