By Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host Published Dec 21, 2022 at 1:01 PM

There's something delicious coming to Bayshore.

This spring, the Glendale shopping center will welcome Wisconsin's first location for Mochinut, a national franchise best known for their uniquely shaped mochi doughnuts.  The shop, which is expected to open in Spring of 2023, will be located next to Potbelly at 5735 N. Bayshore Dr.

Founded in Cerritos, California, Mochinut specializes in mochi doughnuts, the ingenius fusion of two classic snacks: Japanese mochi and American doughnuts. The fried treats are made with a rice flour dough that's fried, glazed and often embellished with other toppings. Since fresh doughnuts are made every 15-30 minutes, orders are guaranteed to be sweet, chewy and delicious.

In addition to doughnuts, Mochinut also serves Korean rice flour hot dogs, bubble tea and soft serve ice cream.

“We’re honored to welcome the first Mochinut to Wisconsin at Bayshore,” noted Bayshore Sr. General Manager Mary Mokwa. “We can’t wait to offer such a unique franchise that we know will delight our customers.” 

Lori Fredrich Senior Food Writer, Dining Editor, Podcast Host

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.