bake - March 2018 - PAN44


Panadería Maria
The newest location of Panadería Maria offers a
shining example of the growth in popularity of Hispanic
bakery products in San Bernardino County. The top five
sellers here are bolillos, conchas, teleras, caracoles and
cheesecakes, and the bakery specializes in more than 30
items, which are made fresh daily. Business is brisk all
With two stores now in Fontana, California, Panadería
Maria is capitalizing on the area's rapid growth. Fontana
was once a city best known for its trucking industry
because it is located at the intersection of two major

Panadería Maria
16657 Arrow Boulevard, Suite 100; Fontana, California 92335
(909) 365-3130; Maria Heliodoro Casillas; Owner


interstate highways. Now the city is booming, as Fontana's
population has doubled in size to 210,000 over the past
20 years.
Maria Heliodoro Casillas, owner of Panadería Maria,
says that her bakery is firmly committed to serving the
growing numbers of Hispanic families who are moving
into the area. "Our customers are 100% Mexican," she says.
Casillas and her husband, who has been a baker since
he was a young boy in Mexico, have many years of bakery
experience, so they understand how to offer what their
customers want. Panadería Maria has been in business


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