"I think operationally their model was a little flawed," Buddy Valastro said on the segment, which can be seen in the video clip above. "Whenever you don't bake on premise, you know, this stuff's got a shelf life."
Valastro alluded to the now-closed business not doing well because it was baking products off-site and shipping the goods into the stores. The TLC Network star also touched on the cost of business rising and took aim at the Affordable Healthcare Act bumping costs for him and his employees.
Crumbs, which announced the closing of all its stores on Monday, had 10 locations in New Jersey, according to its website, including:
- Bridgewater Commons
- Cherry Hill Mall
- Freehold Raceway Mall
- Garden State Plaza
- Newark Airport
- Rockaway Townsquare Mall
- Willowbrook Mall
- Hoboken (Just up the street from Carlo's Bake Shop, owned by Valastro)
Would you rather have a cupcake from Crumbs or Carlo's?