|The Favatas are one family-owned business trusted enough by the U.S. government to run bakeries on six U.S. military bases.|
Running a business inside a military installation, especially within the set commissary, is much different than owning independent stores. In some ways it's easier. For instance, since Favata's operates within the commissary itself, it doesn't have to deal with equipment leasing or real estate issues. "It's a good living," CFO Pat Favata says. "Working with the military I have holidays off. They pay me within seven days. With this economy today you don't see that anywhere."
"Each store has a different set of customers, so we tailor our bakery and deli products," Christie Favata Fairbanks says. "For instance we have a store down in Pennsylvania that has a lot of retirees, so we carry half-pies, half-cakes, no-sugar
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