Exactly like the bakery did to celebrate the grand opening of its first location in Chicago, Crumbs Bake Shop is giving away 1,000 free cupcakes today at its new storefront at 134 N. LaSalle. Distribution of the sweets begins at noon. That said, you should plan loads of time, as there will undoubtedly be a line. While free cupcakes are always better than cupcakes you have to pay for, don't worry too much if you don't have the time today. If you wait about three months, there will probably be a new location of Crumbs right next to you.
As we learned back in July, Crumbs Bake Shop is planning to expand quickly. Since then, the company has actually announced more locations. Besides the LaSalle storefront, two more downtown locations are planning to open in the fall at 42 S. Clark Street and 346. N Clark Street. In the winter, a fifth location is set to open in Oak Park at 1100 Lake Street.
We realize it's kind of hard to keep this all straight, so we decided to break it down for you:
Opening in the Fall
Crumbs Bake Shop, 42 S. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60602
Crumbs Bake Shop, 346. N Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654
Opening in the Winter
Crumbs Bake Shop, 1100 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301