HOBOKEN, NJ (WCBS 880) – Carlo’s Bakery was a local Hoboken phenomenon long before a TLC television show made it a tourist sensation.
WCBS 880’s Sean Adams Reports From Hoboken
In the old days, you might’ve had to wait to make your purchase, but you’d never be forced into a line that went out the door.
Now, the “Cake Boss” admits he’s a victim of his own success.
The Jersey Journal quotes Buddy Valastro as saying, “I know the line outside stinks.”
The line at Carlo’s Bakery often stretches four blocks and it has actually lost him some business.
Some locals won’t stop by anymore since the cable show became a hit, but not all of them.
“I know him since his dad was alive – a long, long time – from the old store, and we’re regulars. We have no problem with it. The problem is with a lot of new people coming in. They get upset with the situation that they can’t get right in and people are stepping in front of them. But he’s going to work around it. I’m sure Buddy’s going to do a good job with it,” says John Demorrow, who remains a faithful Carlo’s customer.
Valastro reportedly will have a fix for the frustrating line to unveil in six months.
Have the long lines kept you from getting a taste of the “Cake Boss” creations? Do you have a suggestion for how Valastro can deal with the long lines? Let us know in the comments section below!