Iowa’s Top Rated Local® Award Winner: Storm Lake Bakery

Top Rated Local® is pleased to announce that Storm Lake Bakery is a 2019 award winner in Iowa!

When you have a craving for something sweet and delicious, you won’t find a better option than Storm Lake Bakery.

Storm Lake Bakery has received more than 100 reviews with an average rating of 4.80 stars, earning them a tremendous Rating Score™ of 97.96 and a 2019 Top Rated Local award for ranking among the top 100 businesses in all of Iowa!

Here’s just one of their many five-star reviews:

“This place has the best doughnut holes EVER! Go early in the AM for warm, fresh and plentiful holes. If you snooze, you will lose, because they go fast.” – Russell C.

Not Your Average Bakery

We wanted to learn all about Storm Lake Bakery and its impressive online reputation, so we took a few minutes to talk with the owner, Lisa Funk.

The first question we had for Lisa was what is it that sets Storm Lake Bakery apart from their competition in Iowa. Here’s Lisa’s response:

“I take time to train my employees and ensure they are knowledgeable with the product. I’m very patient and make sure they understand what great customer service is, and our employees definitely portray that. As a small bakery, it’s all about the uniqueness of our products and the way we try to be personal with customers and get to know them.”

Lisa went on to tell us that she came to the U.S. when she was 17-years-old from Paraguay. She started baking at an early age, and it has always been her passion. Storm Lake Bakery has been around since 1916, and Lisa has worked there since 2000. When the previous owner retired seven years ago, Lisa was asked to take over the business and has continued the amazing tradition of providing delicious food and excellent customer service.

Building Success by Providing a Next-Level Experience

Lisa attributes Storm Lake Bakery’s strong online reputation to their commitment to providing their customers with a wonderful experience:

“It is always my goal for people to have a great experience here. When people have five minutes to stop in to grab something quick, I always try to meet the busy lifestyle. The product is consistent, and we always provide great customer service. I try to make sure that my staff doesn’t feel stressed, and that reflects in the way they help customers. Customers tell me daily how great our customer service is.”

Outside of building a powerful online reputation, Storm Lake Bakery has gotten their name out there through the many articles that have been written about Storm Lake Bakery and Lisa’s background. They also have a lot of regular customers who stop by frequently and spread the word for them.

There are so many business owners out there looking to build the kind of online reputation Storm Lake Bakery has. Here’s Lisa’s expert advice for them:

“Interact with your community, and get involved. Do whatever you can to get to know people and to be seen.”

Congratulations to the team at Storm Lake Bakery for being a 2019 Top Rated Local award winner, and thank you so much, Lisa, for taking the time to speak with us!

We highly recommend Storm Lake Bakery. Visit their website or stop by today! And remember, get there early, because everything goes quickly!

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