Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed

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buffetbuster
Porterhouse
2010/08/23 15:43:06
Driving around western Michigan this weekend, I was disappointed to find this

when we pulled up outside Dale's Donut Factory in St. Joseph.  Dale's appeared in the earlier Stern's book, Eat Your Way Across the U.S.A.  I stopped here previously in 2006 and really liked everything that was tried, especially the tiger tails.  Really nice people, too.  The owner chatted with me for a while and even volunteered to take a photo of me in front of the place.  Sorry to see it go.
 
I did find this article in the local paper about why it closed:
 
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4282364
 
No comment yet, from wanderingjew.
Mamie
Cheeseburger
Re:Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed 2010/08/24 17:00:46
Krispy Kreme was always big around here.  I can remember selling donuts on Sat mornings when I was in school for $.50/box and it was so cold you could hardly make change.  Now donuts are $.75/pc.   I don't think they sell nearly as many donuts as they did because they are so much higher, but I still treat myself to a lemon filled donut from time to time
ajp1111
Junior Burger
Re:Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed 2010/08/24 17:39:40
Tragic. I used to have a place in Union Pier and we would run up Red Arrow for a dozen all the time. These were some great donuts.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Dale's Donut Factory/St. Joseph, MI closed 2010/08/27 08:42:28
buffetbuster

Driving around western Michigan this weekend, I was disappointed to find this

when we pulled up outside Dale's Donut Factory in St. Joseph.  Dale's appeared in the earlier Stern's book, Eat Your Way Across the U.S.A.  I stopped here previously in 2006 and really liked everything that was tried, especially the tiger tails.  Really nice people, too.  The owner chatted with me for a while and even volunteered to take a photo of me in front of the place.  Sorry to see it go.
 
I did find this article in the local paper about why it closed:
 
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4282364
 
No comment yet, from wanderingjew.


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