It’s National Donut Day!
New England loves their donuts like no other region, after all, Dunkin Donuts was born in Quincy, Massachusetts back in 1950.
Founder William Rosenberg founded his first coffee and donut shop back in 1948 and it was originally called the Open Kettle, that name doesn’t sound as fun does it? I mean would America run on Kettles? Nope.
Two years later the name was changed because it is said that an architect came up with the name after he was enjoying dunking his donut into his coffee. Perfect!
70 years later there are over 12,500 Dunks worldwide
America runs on donuts!
There are lots of different donut specialty shops all over the country now. In Massachusetts we have all kinds of donut shops.
Taste of Mass listed their Sweet 16 best coffee shops in the Bay State.
Here are their top 5
It’s kind of revealing that Dunks didn’t make the list, it shows you how the small mom and pops can really build up a great fan base by committing to their passion of focusing primarily on their donut craft.
Shane Co has put together a nationwide survey of every state’s favorite donut.