Beard Papa's to open cream puffs store in Gilbert's SanTan Village

Cream puffs
Beard Papa's offers a variety of cream puffs the customer can customize. (Courtesy Beard Papa's)

Beard Papa's offers a variety of cream puffs the customer can customize. (Courtesy Beard Papa's)

Natural cream puffs chain Beard Papa’s is opening Feb. 19 at 2196 E. Williams Field Road, Ste. 113, Gilbert, in the SanTan Village shopping center. Originally founded in Osaka, Japan, in 1999, Beard Papa’s started as a small bakery and grew to more than 400 locations in 15 countries and territories. Guests are able to create their confections by choosing among eight cream puff shells and a selection of cream custard filling flavors. www.beardpapas.com
By Tom Blodgett

Editor, Gilbert

Raised in Arizona, Tom Blodgett has spent more than 30 years in journalism in Arizona and joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2018 to launch the Gilbert edition. He is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he served as an instructional professional in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication from 2005-19 and remains editorial adviser to The State Press, the university's independent student media outlet.