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Thorntons Teams Up With Alessi Bakery in Florida

Will supply doughnuts and more for retailer's Florida locations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Thorntons convenience stores in Florida are adding Alessi Bakery products, which are made at the Tampa, Fla., bakery and delivered to the chain's 10 stores in the state daily.

Alessi Bakery is a longtime Tampa business, dating back to 1912. The family-run company is managed by a fourth-generation father-son team and is known for its baked goods, wedding cakes and catering in the Tampa Bay area.

Thorntons will offer a variety of Alessi doughnuts, pastries and more, including cinnamon buns and cronuts, at a retail price of 99 cents for regular doughnuts and $1.69 for fancy doughnuts and muffins.

In related news, the retailer is offering a maple bacon doughnut for a limited time for 99 cents. The doughnut debuted in 2014 and it is back due to popular demand, the company said.

The handmade yeast dough is cut into a ring and fried. It is then dipped in maple icing and sprinkled with bacon bits.

It is available through the end of November at all of Thorntons’ Louisville, Ky., southern Indiana and Lexington, Ky., locations.

Based in Louisville, Thorntons operates 183 stores in six states: Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee and Florida.

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