Monday, May 1, 2017

Legacy and History behind Lakeside Donut Shop


THE WHO, WHAT, WHERE & WHEN:
Mary's Donuts Saturday, April 29th, 10101 Maine Ave. Lakeside, CA


THE BETTER BITES SAMPLED:
Bear Claw (PBJ style!)
Apple Fritter (their famous best seller and I see why)
Super Twist (it is truly super!)
Giant Cinnamon Roll (melt in your mouth amazing)
Raspberry Custard Cream Puff (this rivals the famous WI state fair cream puff!)
Maple Bacon Donut


THE $$ SHOTS:






NOTEWORTHY & INTERESTING FACTS
  • Been in business for 33 years from the original store location. This location in Lakeside been up and running since October 2016.
  • Pablo and Emily are the head bakers. Pablo works at both store locations and has done so for over a decade. He is a true master of his craft!
  • They deliver 1500-2000 donuts PER DAY to Barona Casino! 
  • The original owner, Mary is now 86 years old and still comes into the shops 5-6 days a week to check on the donut quality and perfection! 
  • Mary bought the former Zona's donut shop in 1984 which then became her first shop in Santee. The rest is history.
  • They also serve sandwiches and salads using fresh cut meats, house made croissants and local produce.
  • They serve Farmer Bros. coffee to wash down the donut goodness!
  • They are a 24/7 donut shop so everything is always fresh/warm if you ask for it. 
  • They have a small seating area for the kiddos to watch the bakers work their magic and roll out the dough, cut donuts, shape donuts, glaze/ice donuts and bake the donuts! 


THE OWNERS INSIGHTS: (Joel)

What is it about your menu that makes it so Good? What's the key or secret to making these items so much different than anywhere else?
Paraphrased: "We are a long standing, deep rooted part of this community where we have served multiple generations of local patrons who as children came in with their parents to get our donuts. Now they (as adults) bring in their children to do the same. Our consistency, recipe, quality and loyalty to our community is what keeps people coming back year after year. Our product diversity also assures that we have something of unmatched quality for all tastes to enjoy."


HOW TO REACH THEM:


1 comment:

  1. That's a good history on the donut shop! I still need to visit the new location.

    Soo

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