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LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Running short of brat buns is bad news in Wisconsin.The demand for buns to make bratwurst sandwiches -- practically a staple here where there's a preponderance of people of German descent -- exceeded the supply that supermarket operator Quillin's here could produce.That, and not being able to keep high-profit cookies coming off the line fast enough, helped push the nine-unit retailer

LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Running short of brat buns is bad news in Wisconsin.

The demand for buns to make bratwurst sandwiches -- practically a staple here where there's a preponderance of people of German descent -- exceeded the supply that supermarket operator Quillin's here could produce.

That, and not being able to keep high-profit cookies coming off the line fast enough, helped push the nine-unit retailer into a $1 million-plus bakery expansion that directly addresses the

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