Madeleines, Brownie Bites and Petite Palmiers: Inside the Delicious World of Sugar Bowl Bakery

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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Sugar Bowl Bakery is one of the largest food manufacturers in the Bay Area - they employ 400 people.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
It was started by Andrew Ly and his family five years after fleeing Vietnam. They were able to save up $40K so they purchased a small coffee shop at the corner of Balboa and 38th Avenue in San Francisco to make Chinese doughnuts.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
At the time, the SF hotel industry was buying pastries from the outside instead of making their own, giving Ly and his family a big break and the chance to expand.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Today they sell madeleines, brownie bites, petite palmiers and apple fritters.
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Jennifer Gonzalez / NBC Bay Area
Their pastries are sold in stores worldwide - Costco, Safeway and Starbucks are the some of the biggest retailers.
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