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Bringing the French Quarter to Lakeland and GrayRobinson’s most recent Community Leader Forum is The Poor Porker, thanks to owners Jarrid Masse and Robyn Wilson. The duo shared their story with  Lakeland’s Community and business leaders on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at the Lakeland Yacht & Country Club.

Masse and Wilson talked about how to “Make the Things You Wish Existed,” and how the search for authentic French-style doughnuts in L.A. brought them across the country to Lakeland, Florida. The Poor Porker has since forged a place in Lakeland’s Downtown Farmer’s Market scene with New Orleans beignets and chicory coffee.

The Poor Porker takes the original French square fritters dusted with powdered sugar and puts its own unique spin like maple syrup, bacon, even homemade caramel and serves them along a hot cup coffee made from the root of the endive plant.  While customers love their inspired creations, the real inspiration on Tuesday came from Masse and Wilson’s story of starting their business. Leaving Los Angeles with a packed car and a few hundred dollars, they drove coast to coast the made the thing they wished existed.

The Poor Porker is open Wednesday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at 200 N Kentucky Ave. in Lakeland.

Through its Community Leader Forums, GrayRobinson brings together clients, attorneys and friends of the firm to hear high-profile business and community leaders and elected officials discuss issues of importance to the state of Florida.

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