We’re driving around Winter Haven, Florida when I spot a repurposed Mister Donut sign used as Donut Man (1290 6th St NW, Winter Haven). Bradenton Donuts in Bradenton, Florida is also a revamped Mister Donut. So, now I’m excited!
While Mister Donut is still readily available in Asia, its heydey in the U. S. was well over 40 years ago. There was even one in my hometown of Westchester, Florida.
The only operational Mister Donut left in the United States is in Godfrey, Illinois. I hope to make it there one day.
I drop my Marcela off at a Winter Haven antique shop, and I race back. Once inside, I was happy to see that it has the same look and feel of a Mister Donut from back in the day.
They also offer sandwiches, but I was here on a particular mission. But how were they, you ask?
That first bite of the Buttermilk Donut took me back to my childhood and enjoying the circular marvels with my grandfather Gollo. He was totally into breakfast sweets.
Donut Man in Winter Haven is a more straightforward type of shop, one where putting out tasty doughnuts at a fair price with excellent customer service matters. I’d take that every day of the week.
If only every business were like that. Mission accomplished.