Sunday, October 25, 2015

Massachusetts runs on...

If you are paying attention during your drive through New England, you cannot help but be impressed with the number of donut shops in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Some people have commented that in America there is a Starbucks on just about every corner.  However, citizens of Massachusetts can indeed boast that there really is a donut shop on every block!

Interstate 495 is the huge beltway around the Boston metroplex.  It's western most point is almost half way across the state.  It seems that each and every exit advertises a Dunkin' Donuts.  Almost every gas station in the state is also a donut shop.  At 5:30 in the morning lines begin to form at the drive-up windows and spill out into the street by the peak of rush hour. Drive carefully, some folks have not yet been properly caffeinated.

Besides Dunkin' Donuts there is:

Kane's Donuts (very popular)
Verna's Donut Shop
Ma's Donut Shop
Allie's Donuts, Inc
Mrs. Murphy's Donuts (you didn't know that donuts are traditional Irish cuisine?)
Towne Donut Shoppe (old fashion donuts and spelling)
Donut Dip, Inc
Jimmy's Donut and Pastry Shop
Dockside Donuts (you know where this shop is)
Honey Dew Donuts
Jumbo Donuts (super size me)
Whole Donut
Colonial Donut Shop
Betty's Donut and Coffee Shop
Gerry's Donuts
Martha's Vineyard Gourmet Café and Donuts (only really high end donuts sold here)
Supreme Coffee and Donuts
Vista Donuts (just look through the hole)
Hole in One Bakery and Coffee Shop (there usually is)
Glaze Doughnut Shop
Donuts with a Difference (set your self apart with these donuts)
Twin Donuts
Donut Shack
Union Square Donuts
Demet's Donuts
Linda's Donuts
Adam's Donuts
Donna's Donuts (insert name Donut Shop)
Home Sweet Home Doughnut Shoppe
Doughboy Donuts and Deli
Anna's Hand Cut Donuts (I will have to investigate this one)
Coffee Time Bake Shop
Donut King (someone had to be)
Ziggy and Son's Donuts (multi-generational donuts)

Of course every bakery in the state also sells - you got it - donuts.  If you are opening up a new business and want to draw a crowd, hang out your shingle and sell donuts:  "Auto Repair and Donut Shop", "East Side Real Estate and Donut Shop", "Dr. Smith Podiatrist and Donut Shop - No Waiting."

Krispy Creme doesn't stand a chance in Massachusetts.

Caffeine and donuts! 

1 comment:

  1. Cute post. Don't like those diesel prices up there at all. Here is NJ it's $2.09 to $2.15. For some reason NJ has lower prices than most states....AND they pump it for us.

    What's for breakfast? Donuts?