Order for pickup on Tuesdays at the bakery!
We will be baking Tuesday morning so pickup will be from 3-7pm every week!
Order for local delivery on Wednesdays!
Everything will be baked fresh on Tuesday and delivered to your door on Wednesday morning/afternoon, for a small fee!
**All orders must be in by 5pm on Monday**
We will be back at Grayslake Farmer's Market starting in April, and back to the McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes in May!
We have been selected again as one of ten businesses to be part of the McHenry Riverwalk Shoppes Incubator program in 2024! Set to open in May at the recently renovated Riverwalk District in McHenry, we will be serving delicious fresh breads, snacks and more every weekend through the end of the year! We are extremely excited to be back for another round and we'll be doing more of everything, with lots of new stuff in store!
If you'd like to learn more about the program and businesses involved, click below!
In October of 2001, Danny’s father, Randy, made his first loaf of white bread and it tasted great. He made more varieties and shared them with friends and family while perfecting the recipes based on their feedback. An opportunity arose to sell bread at the Gurnee Farmers’ Market, but keeping up with demand using the kitchen oven was difficult. As a result, Randy bought larger equipment and built a commercial kitchen in the basement of his McHenry home. This upgrade allowed him to expand to more farmers’ markets and he started the home delivery option.
The company name came from the neighborhood kids calling Randy “Mr. Bumble” because of the many Bumble figurines from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” on display in their home during the holidays.
Baking over one hundred loaves of homemade bread each day is a demanding job for one person, and after about 10 years, Randy took a break and limited baking to the holiday cinnamon roll orders.
Danny graduated high school, went to college, and received a degree in Sound Engineering and Recording. He took on several jobs afterward, gaining experience but not finding the right fit. His father suggested he take over the holiday orders and Danny made over 100 cinnamon roll Christmas trees on his first day. Discovering that he enjoyed making bread, he started taking orders for pickup and delivery. Working in the basement bakery, he learned the recipes and began to experiment with his own variations.
In 2021, Bumble Bread returned, selling each week at the Grayslake Farmers’ Market and the Pearl Street Market in McHenry. He continues to take orders for pickups and bakes for corporate orders and fundraisers. He is also on the permanent menu at Kim & Patty’s Café in McHenry where they use his cinnamon rolls to create “Bumble Bread French Toast”.
Danny has found a new love for bread baking and feels he has found his long-term career. He has great support from his family and friends and from loyal customers who visit the markets and place orders every week. This has inspired Danny to improve his business through the McHenry Chamber of Commerce and the Riverwalk Shoppes in 2023, and now in 2024, and has plans of setting up long-term in the area. Danny lives in McHenry with his wife, Krystal, and their two year old daughter, Eleanor.
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