In deep blue letters below the painted picture of a bright yellow sun, the words “un bolillo en la manana es una cosa muy sana!” greet customers who come to buy their breads and pastries inside the friendly confines of El Bolillo Bakery in Houston. Translation: One roll in the morning is a very healthy thing.

With a handful of locations employing over 150 people, El Bolillo has come a long way and achieved plenty of success since it started out as a small Mexican bakery in the Greater Heights area of Houston. Customers from all over travel to the bakery to get their favorite cakes, breads, and pastries.