Homegrown Business: Eli Clark, Co-Founder of The Big Buns Club

The Big Buns Club offers specialty handmade cinnamon buns in Calgary. We had a great talk with Eli Clark who co-founded the company with his wife Maria Galindo.

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What is your business called and what does it do?

Our business is called The Big Buns Club and we sell specialty cinnamon buns. Every month we have a menu of different flavours that are typically holiday or seasonally-themed. We also love collaborating with local businesses and try to incorporate their ingredients into our flavour offerings. We work with an amazing baking team with a head baker, Angel Ibarria.

What made you want to do this work?

I love great branding, especially nostalgic brands, so when I came up with the name for the company (which I thought was hilarious) I knew I needed to brand it a specific way and come up with a unique offering!

Who are your clientele/demographics?

Our clientele is really anyone with a sweet tooth and that loves homemade-style baking.

How does your business make money? How does it work?

We sell our product via online pre-orders, as well as have a few wholesale vendors and sell at pop-ups and yearly markets.

Where in the city can we find your profession?

Our pick-up location is at Culinary Coworking. Our wholesale vendors currently include All Luke Drug Mart locations, Mini MRKT, and Pocket Coffee.

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What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?

We love working with local vendors, meeting new and current customers at events, pop-ups, and markets, and growing the brand.

What is your favourite joke about your own profession?

The name 😉

Where can we follow you?

You can find us on Instagram and TikTok, and you can also visit our website.

PAY IT FORWARD: What is another local business that you love?

Our Wholesalers and other vendors: Lukes Drug Mart, Mini MRKT, Pocket Coffee, UNA PIZZA, Made By Marcus, and The Matcha Way.