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Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2004/09/09 00:53:51
quote:
Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

Hi Rick,

Heah, I use to stop at your store when I live in Berea. I wanted to know if or how I might be able to purchase the potatoe dough similar to what spudnuts use to make. Are there any suppliers around that supply a similar flour for donuts?
I look forward to your reply

Bob

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK
JimDndy
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2004/09/22 13:45:36
Hello fellow Spudnut friends. I've recently discovered this forum. I would like to open a Spudnut store and wanted to find out if anyone knows if it is still a franchise or? For you folks that have a spudnut shop, what are you using nowadays for the mix? Any and all replies are greatly appreciated. Thanks
SegwaySpudnut
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2004/09/24 18:19:10
I've been to the Spudnuts Museum! It's great!!!!

SegwaySpudnut
coffeeguy
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2004/10/05 15:35:16
Originally posted by Milt

I just noticed this topic and took a walk down memory lane. I grew up in Farmington, New Mexico and there was a Spudnut Shop there in 1951 when we arrived. I left Farmington, and moved to Georgia, in 1982 - and the Spudnut Shop was still operating. The Jolley family owned it that whole time.

I grew up in Farmington, too. I don't believe the Spudnut business was owned by Mormons, but a lot of franchises were. I happen to be working on a potato flour recipe for spudnuts to serve in a coffeehouse I now own. Let me tell ya, Mr.Jolley earned every penny. I remember him flippin' those 'nuts over a hot fryer back in the '60s when I was at Tibbets Jr High. It had to be a tough job. I'm close to getting it right, but am amazed at how precise taste memory can be 38 or 40 years after the fact. I'm using Maplette to flavor the glaze which may be too refined. I suspect one of the secrets was the use of more available ingredients and lower cost ones. We'll keep testing.
swmdal
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2004/11/18 22:05:51
The picture on the previous page of the Spudnut Coffee Shop in Charlottesville, VA, perfectly captures the funky unpretentious nature of the shop. Unfortunately, "Belmont", the dumpy residential neighborhood around it, is quickly gentrifying, with small unrestored 2-bedroom frame 1950s bungalows starting to edge toward the $300-$400k mark. Also, the city is building a several-thousand-seat outdoor amphitheater and bus transfer station just across the railroad tracks from the shop, with massive luxury condo development beginning around that. So better get to this shop while it's still there. I can only imagine how quickly the property taxes on it must be escalating every year.
LoveSpudnuts
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/01/29 18:26:57
Zanesville,Ohio had a Spudnut Shop behind Wilson Grade School in the 1950's. We got a quarter for lunch and we would go there and get 2 Spudnuts and a quart bottle of Vess Cola. Wow what a memory. I can still smell and taste them.
LoveSpudnuts
Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/02/27 18:08:01
quote:
Originally posted by GEOBELFAIR

Originally posted by a noid

Oh my God! I had no idea Spudnuts was still around, or even that it was a franchise operation. We used to have one in Johnstown, PA, but it has been closed at least 40 years. I will have to stop in Charlottesville on our next trip South. WHERE IS FRANCHISE HEADQUARTERS LOCATED ??????
Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/02/27 18:09:02
quote:
Originally posted by GEOBELFAIR

Originally posted by a noid

Oh my God! I had no idea Spudnuts was still around, or even that it was a franchise operation. We used to have one in Johnstown, PA, but it has been closed at least 40 years. I will have to stop in Charlottesville on our next trip South. WHERE IS FRANCHISE HEADQUARTERS LOCATED ??????
Spudnuts originated in SLC. I am remaking the mix under the n name Sbuddies.
Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/02/27 18:11:08
quote:
Originally posted by golfer

quote:
Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK
Spudnuts originated in Utah in the late 30's and went out of business like bankrupt in the 70's. I am remaking the mix. Want to try some? email me.

carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/02/27 18:14:26
quote:
Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK


Cleveland Rocks!! Best kept secret east of MS River.
Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/02/27 18:46:22
quote:
Originally posted by Spudnuts

From the Spudnuts Museum:

Recently, someone wrote to ask whether writer and chemist Edward Elmer
Smith (1890-1965), aka Doc Smith, had developed the potato-based recipe used in making Spudnuts. No way! That history-altering invention was the brainchild of the Pelton brothers, founders of the Spudnuts chain.

The Pelton boys were working in San Francisco; Bob for a drugstore, Al selling electrical appliances. They wanted to open their own business and thought there was a market opportunity in doughnut making, if they could come up with a good recipe. Potato flour was newly invented and it became the centerpiece of the Peltons' quest to develop the perfect doughnut.

The brothers moved to Salt Lake City, opened a little shop and struck out repeatedly with potato flour based doughnut recipes. Then, Al came up with the crazy, (but clearly inspired), notion to use a mashed potato mix and...waalah!....the result: a large, fluffy, tasty, golden brown delicacy.

As was true of Doc Smith, Bob went into the Navy to assist in the war effort. Al kept the Spudnut flame alive. And, when Bob returned from the war, the brothers developed a dry Spudnut mix that allowed them to ship the product without spoilage and the franchise was born.

So, while Doc Smith may have developed a potato-based doughnut batter, it was not the one that propelled the Pelton brothers into Spudnuts fame!

Isn't history fascinating!

(Note: To the individual who wrote with a request for a Museum brochure, would you please send your address again? I will happily send one your way.)Please send me information. I have the original mix and am distributing it in SLC now. douglas_bagley@yahoo.com

Deluxe
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/04/01 15:00:29
quote:
Originally posted by Chuy Anaya

Well hot jig, my friends thought I was crazy when I told my story about the SPUDNUT shop in Pecos, Texas! I used to sell spudnuts door to door in the 1950's. I would pickup one basket (12 to 14 dozen) spudnuts and walk from one end of town to the other selling them. I would earn $1 for each basket I sold. I would average 3 baskets on a good Saturday. If you have not tasted a Spudnut, you have lived a sheltered life. Nothing compares to the unique taste. The shop was located across West Pecos Junior High and I would travel all the way to Eddie and Airport Blvd which is about 3 to 4 miles as the crow flies. (sigh) Those were the days! Interested in hearing from anyone who remembers the Spudnut Shop in Pecos Texas.


That was my first paying job in life. I guess I was about 9 in Greeley, CO when I was selling those wonderful things door-to-door. What a blast!
fcbaldwin
Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/04/02 04:55:28

This is an amazing thread.

It draws lots of new posters who just post one or a few times and then that's it!

Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/04/02 09:55:52
I have the original recipe, and market it under the name Sbuddies. We have product in Salt Lake City, and a store there. We also have product in Bora Bora. If you'd like to purchase some, try sending me $40.00 for four 6 lb. bags of mix. Each bag makes approx. 100 to 150 donuts (depending on the size you make them), they can be cooked right in your home, and you get a Sbuddies t-shirt. Thanks for asking
spudnut1960
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/06/17 23:25:28
When I was a kid in the 50's Mom and Dad would take me to Jackson, TN to a shop where we would get spudnuts. I can still taste them today - they were great. The one's I liked were rolled in peanuts. I've tried to find shops when I travel but only found one in west Texas and it had closed a week earlier. The owner was still there cleaning out and he said that all doughnuts today use potato flour, but there still not the same.

I found a Spudnut shop in CA near San Fran, but is was just the name, no relationship to the original. I think the franchise might still exist, but with the low-carb craze, no one is safe!

If you find one, let me know!
SDBob
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/07/30 01:42:28
I will echo what others have stated... I can't believe there are people around who remember Spudnuts! I hadn't thought about them in many years and my wife and were in a discussion about when we were kids and we would get jobs to buy things and I started telling her about when I was 10 or 11 years old (1959-1960) I sold Spudnuts door to door in El Paso Texas to earn enough money to go buy this portable reel to reel tape recorder from this pawn shop in downtown EP. As I remember they sold for $.35 a bag (I'm not sure if it was a half or whole dozen) and I was paid $.06 per bag. That’s why it took all summer to get enough money. I think the tape player worked for about two weeks and broke! Glad to hear they are still being sold. They really were the best damn donut I ever tasted!
Pitts
Hamburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/07/30 06:18:36
Am going to my hometown of Richland, Washington and fully intend to stop and pickup some Spudnuts. THEY ARE THE BEST for sure.
Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/07/31 11:14:33
I have resurrected the original recipe and sell it in small bags you can take to a bakery or cook in your own home! They taste wonderful, because it is the original recipe. You can contact me in Salt Lake City at 801-328-4796 or at douglas_bagley@yahoo.com. As to the museum, I haven't had any luck finding it either
quote:
Originally posted by Spudnut

My dad owned a Spudnut Shop in the early 1960s. For the uninitiated, a Spudnut is a doughnut made with potato flour. They were apparently very popular, and many people STILL tell me they were their favorite doughnut.

Anyway, the "time to make the doughnuts" schedule got to him, and he closed down. I was about 2 or 3, so never got to try one. I know there are still a few left around the country. I have no idea whether or not they're affiliated with the franchise my dad was a part of (I assume they are), or if they're any good. But, if anyone out there has ever tried one, I'd love to hear about it.

I heard of someone actually opening a Spudnut Museum a few years ago. I sent her copies of a few items I had. I can no longer find her, or any reference to the museum.
musicwife
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/08/01 21:37:08
Note - the Spudnuts Museum is still in Lafayette Indiana and is a privately-held collection. Contact the director: spudnutsmuseum@aol.com

Sbuddies
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/08/02 00:12:53
I sell the original mix under the name Sbuddies. I loved them in UTah when I was growing up. If you'd like to try the original mix, email me bac
quote:
Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK
dodger
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/09/26 22:34:38
I remember the Spudnut Shop from the 50s in Juneau, Alaska when I was in hi school. And then as fast as they showed up they disappeared. The closes I found was about ten years ago in Lincoln City, OR, there was a shack that had a sign saying simply, "Donuts." We hit it on a day when there was a fresh batch just coming out. The owner/baker must have been 80 years old, a gentleman from Germany, he told us. We grilled him but all he would say was that he used seven different flours. He was only open when he felt like it. And then one day he was gone, before we could grill him some more. This past July, 2005, I went to the Spudnut Shop in Richland, WA. I was very disappointed. The raised glazed had no flavor and seemed to be day olds. So I went back the next day shortly after sun-up thinking I'd get 'em hot off the line. Same thing, tasted like day olds, no flavor. Krispy Kremes we found in Phoenix, AZ in 2000 were pretty close but since then Krispy Kremes we have found don't seem the same.
Jerry34
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2005/12/15 20:00:14
WHERE IN BEREA, IS YOUR SHOP??? JERRY

SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK


Cleveland Rocks!! Best kept secret east of MS River.
arclhc12
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/01/02 08:36:39
quote:
Originally posted by Sbuddies

quote:
Originally posted by golfer

quote:
Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK
Spudnuts originated in Utah in the late 30's and went out of business like bankrupt in the 70's. I am remaking the mix. Want to try some? email me.


dodger
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/01/04 11:43:39
I have tried contacting Spuddie, and others who profess to have the mix. They don't respond. Anybody else have any ideas?
JimDndy
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/01/05 00:30:40
I have a case of the fella's S'Buddie mix. These are for yeast donuts, and my plan is to do batter donnuts, so dont know what I'm to do with this mix.
lhs72
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/01/12 22:28:25
My parents owned a Spudnut Shop in Lorain, Ohio in the mid-fifties. It was a great product. Actually lighter than a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Had much more flavor though. I have been to the shop in Berea. Loved the product.
Wildcat1616
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/01/29 21:57:11
Loved Spudnuts! Best donut ever. My grandmother owned a building in my home town of Chicago Heights, IL... and one of her tenants was the Spudnut shop. Needless to say, I ate a LOT of Spudnuts!
plb
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/02/11 00:03:48
Just tried the one in Sacramento, CA. I happened to drive by it while looking for something else. It was not in the most fashionable part of town, and looked like it had been around for while.

My question is: is the difference between Spudnuts and other donuts very subtle? I could not tell the difference between it and a regular donut. Like most donut shops around here, it was run by Southeast Asians who could not, or would not, understand my questions about how they were made. So maybe it was a regular donut just sold by a shop called Spudnuts.
musicwife
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/04/10 05:05:01
Hi all you Spudnuts lovers! Here's exciting news from Indiana! Hot off the presses (or hot out of the fryer?): the SPUDNUTS MUSEUM will be part of a huge Home and Garden Tour in Lafayette Indiana on Saturday, June 24th. If you're yearning to see the world's largest collection of artifacts and ephemera related to this historically significant and delectable confection, mark the date NOW and watch this forum for more details. We will post final tour info in about a month.
Sbuddie
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/04/10 08:06:20
quote:
Originally posted by dodger

I have tried contacting Spuddie, and others who profess to have the mix. They don't respond. Anybody else have any ideas?
Sbuddie
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/04/10 08:07:56
You can reply to Sbuddies by emailing them at douglas_bagley@yahoo.com. He has the original recipe, made in Salt Lake City, UT, and is making the dough to sell.
dodger
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/05/23 09:02:25
I recently, May, 2006, got some spudnuts at the shop in Amarillor, TX. They are the real thing. Two really nice folks run it. I asked for the recipe and was told it involves TLC. No doubt.
martipr
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/05/24 23:01:53
I live about 8 to 10 hours from Amarillo but I think it would be worth the trip just to taste a Spudnut again. I remember them (can almost taste them) from the shop in Forth Worth, Texas at the corner of Camp Bowie Blvd and West 7th Street. This was in the very late 40s or very early 50s. I started driving in 1954 and the shop was gone by then. It boggles my mind that Krspy Kream, which can't hold a candle to Spudnuts, is such a success and Spudnuts folded. Guess that is why the marketing guys make the big bucks.
musicwife
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/06/16 10:26:27
See the SPUDNUTS MUSEUM!
- Saturday, June 24, 2006: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- Open one day only as part of a HUGE Home and Garden Tour in Lafayette, Indiana

Ticket info: www.ninthstreethill.org

VISIT the largest collection of SPUDNUTS artifacts and ephemra in the world!
ALL IN ONE LOCATION:
- Spudnuts & Coffee NEON sign
- Spudnuts CLOCKS (any time is Spudnuts time!)
- A huge wall of framed ads dating back to the 1940s.
- Spudnuts china from original shops
- Spudnuts sacks, hats, boxes, matchbooks, postcards, etc.
- Spudnuts LP RECORD
- Original RECIPIES (yum!)
- MAGAZINE articles about the Pelton brothers and the franchise
- Pictures of some of the old (and current) SPUDNUTS SHOPS
- An actual HAT worn by a Spudnuts owner! (oh, my!)
- And MORE stuff than you ever knew existed - a phenomenal collection!

A special treat: you can watch the soon-to-be-released movie: "SPUDNUTS: THE MOCKUMENTARY"

Out-of town guests to the museum that day will have the opportunity to register for a museum give-away: your own piece of Spudnuts history! (start your own collection?)

Hope to see you on the 24th!
dandecker
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/07/02 14:30:09
dandecker
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/07/02 14:38:54
Well, that went well, didn't it? Sigh. My Mom and Dad owned a Spudnut Shoppe in Del Rio, Texas, for a couple of years. Neither had a great deal of business acumen and my Dad turned out to be allergic to yeast. I was a sophomore in Del Rio High, (Go, Wildcats!) and I worked at the shop. My hours were 0030, to the shop, start the first batch. About 0200 start the second batch, another at 0300, and another at 0400. Meanwhile, between mixing begin to cut the spudnuts. We usually did 30 dozen batches. At 0800, off to school. I was in school until 1530, then back to the shop until about 2200. That left me with 2.5 hours to sleep. Needless to say, my sophomore year was not a bright shining example of academic skill. I'm sure everyone remembers Wolfman Jack? He worked then for radio station XERF, transmitters across the river in Villa Acuna, Mexico, 250,000 watts of clear channel power. He would stop in our shop every morning about 0600 for two spudnuts and three cups of coffee, the last one to go. My family finally sold the shop and it folded completely a couple of years later, just not enough market demand. I REALLY loved the fried fruit pies!
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/07/21 23:32:21
From the list posted before

the spudnuts on tyndall parkway in panama city florida is no longer



it was there this spring but during father's day weekend I was there and looking forward to eating some spudnuts and it was a campaign office.

I am going to look up the 23rd street location in august while I am there visiting again. I will ask my granny to check on the other two (thomas drive locations) as they are in panama city beach area and she lives in that area.

LONG LIVE SPUDNUTS!!!!!!
Pitts
Hamburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/07/22 02:15:18
The Spudnut Shop in Richland Washington is alive and well. Everyone from Richland loves the Spudnut Shop!!
kaylalura
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/07/22 13:40:40
Can you please tell me how I could find out information about obtaining a Spudnut Shop franchise? We are moving to the Cincinnati, Ohio area in the future and I would like to try something like this. We have a Spudnut shop here in El Dorado, Arkansas where I currently live and they are to die for.

Linda Wilso
quote:
Originally posted by golfer

quote:
Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK

Debra101
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/08/05 23:59:56
We here in Charlottesville truly love our Spudnut shop. Other doughnut shops have come and gone and Spudnut is still alive and kicking. Even Krispy Kreme couldn't make it here. The only bad thing is that it is not open on Sundays. Wow, a cup of coffee, a spudnut and the Sunday paper...what could be better than that? lol But if you want a spudnut here you have to go EARLY! They sell out quick! Take note that the original glazed is perfection of course but they also have a wonderful blueberry cake donut. You will also have to try their Apple Fritters and Bearclaws! Oh shucks tomorrow is Sunday and I can't get a SPUDNUT!!!!!
tootsie77
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/10/28 15:39:09
There was a Spudnut Shop in Newton Falls, OH in the 1960's. My mother worked in a dry cleaners at one end of a five store plaza and at the other end was the Spudnut Shop. We would go in every morning before I went to school and get a cup of coffee with double cream and two donuts. (I think they made my coffee with more warm milk than coffee.) Anyway, I was told that you had to be Mormon to own a Spudnut Franchise. I don't think whether a person is Mormon or not made any difference in the way the donuts tasted, we thought the donuts were the BEST anywhere! Anything since, just doesn't cut it! If you know of a Spudnut Shop in Northeast Ohio, let me know!! Thanks
Milt
Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/11/09 18:11:42
quote:
Originally posted by tootsie77

I was told that you had to be Mormon to own a Spudnut Franchise. I don't think whether a person is Mormon or not made any difference in the way the donuts tasted, we thought the donuts were the BEST anywhere! Anything since, just doesn't cut it! If you know of a Spudnut Shop in Northeast Ohio, let me know!! Thanks


I grew up in a heavily LDS community and the local Spudnut franchise was held by a very devout Mormon family. It may well have been their (Spudnut's) business practice. I have never found doughnuts anywhere that were as enjoyable as the Spudnuts of my youth. Maple frosted, still warm and dripping icing, are one of my favorite childhood memories.
redbeardgraphics
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/11/27 18:53:42
Great to hear there are still Spudnut shops in existence! A reader mentioned seeing one in Grand Junction, Colorado. My parents were the original owners of that franchise in 1968.

We were just going through some old stuff and happened upon a promotional album that was either given away or sold at the shop. "Spudnuts presents Tijuana Taxi." It has a Mexican band in a jalopy on the front, and the tires are donuts. One of the bandmembers has just gone into the Spudnut shop in the background and his passing out Spudnuts to his delighted band-mates. I always thought it was Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass playing on it, but realize now the songs were performed by other musicians.

(The album caused me to do an online search).

The history is on the back and echoes what the Museum posters have indicated. Apparently there were more than 400 locations (in 1968).

Just like another reader here, the early morning hours required in the business nearly killed my dad, so they sold the shop after a year. But it was very successful while they had it. It was across from the high school. My father had my sister and her friends (9 year olds) selling Spudnuts door-to-door on their bicycles. Plus, he had me (5 years old) in a starched uniform and peaked cap, helping him separate the dough from the doughnuts after it went through the cutting machine. Customers apparently loved this.

My sister and I will have to try some of these other locations and see if they still taste like we remember. Even though they felt compelled to sell the shop, owning it was one of my dad's proudest accomplishments.
winegal
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2006/11/28 15:36:19
There is a spudnut shop in Charlottesville VA. Donuts are good but honestly hard to tell the difference between those and 'regular' good donuts.
yuppicide
Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/01/01 23:47:45
Here's a list of all the Spudnut shops:

http://spudnutshop.com/
MeatLog
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/01/13 11:10:47
After reading this thread I asked myself why I havent tried the Spudnuts one mile from my home. Its been there forever. I always go to Pam's donuts. Well this morning I gave Spudnuts a try. I got there at 7 am and the donuts were cold unlike Pam's. I got the basics such as glazed, chocolate raised, cinnamon roll and blueberry filled. I must say I was not impressed. They werent bad. They were fresh and tasty and very similar to say Winchells. But they were no where in the league of Pam's nor Krispy Kremes. Im sure it has alot to do with the ownership but one things for sure since I moved to Southern California 7 years ago, most of the so called institutions have been overrated.
Rick F.
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/01/13 12:22:50
quote:
Originally posted by meowzart

. . . a glazed donut, pure perfection in its simplicity, just one lone one sitting on a table.
That's how I remember the actual sign--marquee or whatever, with pink, red, or blue neon--outside the store I went to as a kid.
kaylalura
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/01/14 07:41:13
quote:
Originally posted by yuppicide

Here's a list of all the Spudnut shops:

http://spudnutshop.com/


Could you please tell me where the newest Spudnut Shoppe opened in 2006. Maybe I could contact them to see how or where they got a franchise. I would like to check in to opening a shop here.
kaylalura
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/01/14 07:43:56
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Originally posted by kaylalura

Can you please tell me how I could find out information about obtaining a Spudnut Shop franchise? We are moving to the Cincinnati, Ohio area in the future and I would like to try something like this. We have a Spudnut shop here in El Dorado, Arkansas where I currently live and they are to die for.

Linda Wilson
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Originally posted by golfer

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Originally posted by SPUDDIE

SPUDNUT DONUTS ARE THE BEST

I OWN A SPUDNUT SHOP IN BEREA, OHIO AND WE STILL MAKE THEM THE ORIGINAL WAY. I HAVE INFO ON THE SPUDNUT MUSEUM. IT IS IN LAFFEYTE,IND.,IF YOU WANT EMAIL ME AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFO. WE SUPPLIED 10 DOZEN OF OUR SPUDNUT DONUTS FOR THE MUSEUM GRAND OPENING 2 YEARS AGO,EVERYBODY REALLY LOVED THEM. WELL GOT TO GO MAKE THE DOUGHNUTS.

RICK




Would you please e-mail me at: kaylalura@yahoo.com and let me know how and where you obtained a franchise. I am very interested in opening a Spudnut Shoppe here in Indiana.
El Dorado Spud
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/02/03 13:17:35
I've had Spudnuts from both El Dorado and Magnolia this week. (and pig-in-a-blanket) They are and have always been the best. I realize some folks don't like them, like I can't stand seafood. Maybe it's a tastebud issue, maybe it's just preference - but most people greatly prefer Spudnuts over doughnuts. Might as well make them with Pla-Doh. KK is just nasty.

I have a friend who only likes them refrigerated, which is probably the weirdest preference I know of. Have you tried them with jalapenos?
CajunKing
Sirloin
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/02/04 02:50:58
Kaylalura,

Try calling one of the stores listed on the spudnut site and ask them about franchising.
Sandberg
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/07/12 19:57:53
My wife's grandmother Yvonne Harris is now 102 years of age. She and her husband Harold "Babe" owned the spudnut shop in Lethbridge Alberta Canada. They sold the shop to Wolfgang Otto in the late forties. The shop still has the spudnut name on it, but they now sell fancy cakes and desserts. On Tuesdays and Thursdays Wolfgang comes into the shop and whips up a batch of spudnuts. We took Yvonne and my kids there last Tuesday (7/3/2007) and enjoyed a dozen spudnuts. They are best eaten when fresh and warm...

There were two spudnut shops in Logan Utah where I was raised. Pete's and Blake's Spudnut. I would visit Pete's on a regular basis while out on my paper route, or walking home from Church. They also made great burgers, shakes, and fries.
garwyoming
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/08/09 00:43:02
Does that bring back my youth. I was a spudnut delivery boy, it was my first job, paid ok for being a kid too. plus you got to eat the best food in the world. I grew up in Dumas Texas, sorry to say the one there closed, but the bright side is there are several surrounding towns. I think i feel a vaction coming on.
Twinwillow
Sirloin
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/08/09 02:21:31
OMG! Spudnuts! I love them! I used to travel the Pacific North West back in the mid 60's. I could never pass a Spudnut place without stopping and buying some. They are kinda like a "comfort food" treat.
We never had anything like them growing up in NY.
allzz
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/12/16 21:31:07
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Originally posted by coffeeguy

Originally posted by Milt

I just noticed this topic and took a walk down memory lane. I grew up in Farmington, New Mexico and there was a Spudnut Shop there in 1951 when we arrived. I left Farmington, and moved to Georgia, in 1982 - and the Spudnut Shop was still operating. The Jolley family owned it that whole time.

I grew up in Farmington, too. I don't believe the Spudnut business was owned by Mormons, but a lot of franchises were. I happen to be working on a potato flour recipe for spudnuts to serve in a coffeehouse I now own. Let me tell ya, Mr.Jolley earned every penny. I remember him flippin' those 'nuts over a hot fryer back in the '60s when I was at Tibbets Jr High. It had to be a tough job. I'm close to getting it right, but am amazed at how precise taste memory can be 38 or 40 years after the fact. I'm using Maplette to flavor the glaze which may be too refined. I suspect one of the secrets was the use of more available ingredients and lower cost ones. We'll keep testing.
matilda
Double Cheeseburger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2007/12/16 22:46:12
Anyone here has probably seen this, but just in case here's a link that has some neat old photos:
http://www.goldenlandmarks.com/museum/spudnuts/pages/spudnuts1.htm
craymond
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2008/03/15 14:33:52
My dad & an uncle of my mothers opened a Spudnut shop in the early 50's in Monroe, MI. They were very good but at my young age(5) I did not frequent the shop much. Comfort food...nothing like it made from scratch these days.
My father had just been discharged from the USMC as chief cook(staff sgt).He nievely allowed the uncle to handle the business while he operated the bakery. Sadly the uncle cashed in leaving my dad with nothing but unemployment & 5 mouths to feed.
rude12
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2008/08/10 18:36:41
whr can I get some spudnuts?
rude12
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2008/08/10 18:38:38
Oh by the way Im in Southern California Help me out here richrudy@msn.com
blubird106
Junior Burger
RE: Spudnut Shop 2008/08/25 13:11:50
I remember the one on Broadway in Boulder, Colorado in the 50's. It was a special treat for Dad to bring home on a busy Saturday morning. My husband remembers a neighbor buying them in bulk and going door to door to sell them. Nothing tastes like a spudnut.
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