EASTLAKE, Ohio — Employees at Biagio's Donut Shop and Pizzeria in Eastlake are up bright and early providing some comfort during the pandemic with one of everybody's favorite morning comfort foods: doughnuts.
Open for more than 56 years, this family spot continues the tradition of doughnuts during an uneasy time. When they heard dine-in was no longer an option, they didn’t want to disrupt anyone’s routine.
“You get to interact with people and see regulars. Get to know people and make their day. They kind of become like family. You get to know them and what they do and what they like and their coffee order,” said Britany Zavada, a 13-year employee.
Owner Joey Cappadonna said his father started this business back in the 60s and now he is carrying on the legacy. If they can be open to their customers, they will be. He even drew some motivation from something Gov. DeWine said about businesses staying open.
"“The governor when he first made the announcement about restaurants and businesses only allowing takeout, he said, he used doughnut as an example You can go in and get your doughnut, but you have to leave. It’s got to be carry out.’”
On an average day, Biagio's will crank out about 250 dozen doughnuts but since the pandemic began, production is down about 40%.
“You can always count on us. We’ll be here. We plan on being here, forever.”
The shop is open seven days a week, up bright and early for residents.
Pay them visit at: 35523 Vine Street in Eastlake.