RE: Donuts - It wasn't D. D. or K.K. that drove donu
I think Jimeats hit it. Back in the 80's, I worked at a university catering dept.. We catered morning meetings and in the summer, orientations. We always had donuts for the mornings. We had a local donut maker make all
our orders. We're talking over 250 dozen each day during the summer, much less in the fall-spring. But the business we used went out of business. I would go there and pick up our orders, but they had so few other customers, and they were usually older men who had a coffee and donut needing a place to be. Our order just strung them out until tastes and trends eliminated the donut as a healthy breakfast food. I think donuts are
more of a treat, and people have gotten so anal about breakfast being the healthy way to start the day, (which is not a bad thing, please understand.)
A smaller and healthier donut could be marketed well as a snack and pick-me-up treat.
I still love donuts, but rarely eat them.