By Jacob Mahaffey
Amish Country Donuts has quickly become a common fixture in Sugarcreek and surrounding communities.
Their trademark “head-sized” glazed donuts have become a sought-after commodity at local festivals and locations throughout Ohio and beyond. Wherever their trailer is found, there is typically a line in front to grab a taste of the sweet caramel-inspired glaze they offer.
While the trailer has been successful, owners Aaron and Kristina Yoder have announced a new venture for the company in the form of a brick and mortar storefront along State Route 39 in Sugarcreek.
Amish Country Donuts and Café is slated to open in March 2019. “Ever since we bought the business, it has been our dream to have a brick and mortar location,” Aaron Yoder said. “This gives us the opportunity to be open year round and the flexibility and opportunity to bring in more flavors and food items.”
While details of the menu are vague right now, they plan on offering more flavors of donuts, along with other breakfast items. Many fans are already dreaming about some of the specialty donuts like pumpkin in the fall or Strawberry Sensation in the spring with homemade strawberry topping that has real berries in it.
They will also be branching out into lunch foods, as well. Aside from the donuts, they will also offer more sweets such as shakes, malts, and ice cream dishes. Coffee will also be on the menu. “We are looking to have a friendly, cozy atmosphere in the store,” Yoder stated. “We want to be a coffee shop. We want to be a donut shop. It’s not going to be your average donut shop.”
Yoder noted that the store will have a very relaxed environment to welcome guests. The large island canopy at the building will be removed in the coming weeks to allow for more parking.
The store is going to be located at 522 Dover Road SE in Sugarcreek, in the old Jim’s Sunoco. Sugarcreek, for the Yoder’s, was the logical location for the store. “It’s our hometown,” he reminisced. “We were born and raised here, Our business is established and well known in this town. It felt like a right fit for our first location.”
For those worried about the trailer going by the wayside, there is no need to fret. “We are still going to run the trailer,” Aaron said. “We have a lot of good festivals we run it for.” So, walking down a midway with a giant glazed donut will still be an option next summer.
To stay up to date on the progress of the store check them out on Facebook at Amish Country Donuts or online at amishcountrydonuts.com.