Franceci’s Bakery opened its doors recently and has been selling its products ever since. The owner says the secret to success is in the recipe.
YORK, Pennsylvania — Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off today and many are heading to bakeries, festivals and more to celebrate.
A family-run, Dominican bakery recently opened in York. They are already selling goods.
Franceci’s Bakery, located at 15 North Penn Street, offers different treats, but Belkys owner Jerez Vasquez says a family recipe helps drive sales.
“Franceci is my mother-in-law’s name and my middle name. She was the one who had the genius to give me the recipe for Dominican cake and that’s how we started,” Vasquez said.
Vasquez told FOX43 that the influence came from his mother-in-law who attended a class in New York to learn how to make Dominican cake. She only cooked it for her family and friends, but after the recipe was passed on to Vasquez, she and her husband decided to open a bakery so everyone could have a taste.
After baking for more than six years, Vasquez says she’s constantly making something new to add to the bakery, all while keeping the recipe in the family.
“I have three kids, they come on Saturdays to help us out and it’s fun,” Vasquez said.
Over the past week, baked goods have been flying off the shelves and Vasquez has been trying to keep up.
“I am happy and thank everyone, especially the people here in York. We have people from Maryland, Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg [visiting] and we thank everyone for the support the community gives us,” Vasquez said.
Franceci Bakery is open:
- Monday & Tuesday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
- Thursday to Saturday: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
- Close on Sunday.
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