No Glazed Donuts in Deep Ellum Until Friday? The Scandal of it ALL!

Categories: Chewing the Fat

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It's time to make the doughnuts, y'all. Don't get grumpy about it either. If getting up at 4 a.m. is your assigned lot in life, then embrace it. It's an important lot. A lot of people are concerned about that lot. Perhaps too many.

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After a brief opening last Friday and this past Saturday, Glazed Donut Works (2644 Elm St.) has pulled the reins in hard and is closing shop until Friday to train more people to make their from-scratch pastries.

On opening day, Glazed sold 500 doughnuts in about 90 minutes, then increased production on Saturday to 750 and still had to close up early. It's never fun (nor financially prudent) to close up early on account of lack of product.

Today they posted the following message on their Facebook page:

Making donuts the way we do is extremely labor intensive, and making everything from scratch is not a fast process, nor should it be. There are no buckets of preservative laden processed fruit, bags of donut pre-mix or bulk instant glazes here - no frozen product or conveyor belts. Quality takes time.

What we will not do is sacrifice quality for quantity, conversely we also want you our customers to have access to our product for longer than 90 minutes. What we have elected to do is add staff and increase production of our donuts. Adding additional staff and training them will assure that while we are increasing our volume, we are not sacrificing quality to do so. What this means is we will be closed for employee training until Friday morning this week. We will reopen Friday morning at 7am to resume regular hours. We appreciate your patronage and hope you will bear with us as we triple our employees and increase our production. Thanks in advance for your patience with us - we truly appreciate your business and hope to see you here soon!

So, we'll see how it goes next Friday.


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38 comments
Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

I'm sure plenty of glazed donuts will be served between now and Friday in Deep Ellum.

Andrew Grabbs
Andrew Grabbs

When breakfast costs more than lunch = we are all fucking doomed. Luckily I just sit back and watch all these people turn in to fatasses.

Marc C. Socolov
Marc C. Socolov

Love the fuss over fried dough with non-proprietary ingredients on top. Sheeple.

Jeff Pappas
Jeff Pappas

I will tell you that these doughnuts are awesome and well worth waiting for. You can go to a donut shop for a chocolate glazed and it will probably taste the same as it has since you were 5 years old, but it will not touch the great taste of a specialty doughnut.

maribethpeters
maribethpeters

The donuts are amazing! If you build a delicious donut...the crowds will come! Worth the wait.

Maribeth Messineo Peters
Maribeth Messineo Peters

The donuts are amazing! If you build a delicious donut...the crowds will come! Worth the wait.

dustinmota
dustinmota

More employees, less margin on product. Not going to work out in the long run.

mcdallas
mcdallas

Judging by recent restaurant/eating places' soft and hard openings recently, one would think that Dallas has no other options for food and our residents are, in fact, quite literally starving.

It's absurd to me that a pizza or a doughnut could be in such high demand as to cause mass panic and chaos.

I think it's the notion that everyone wants to be "the first"... "the first" in a circle of friends to have eaten amazing pizza that no one else can even remotely begin to describe.  "The first" to eat an amazing donut from an "edgy" donut place that is all "creative".

"The first" to get the new Ed Hardy t-shirt and bling everyone out of the room.

"The first" one to discover the new punk/bluegrass/emo combination band/music group and to therefore be the expert.


Oh, well. 


At least I was the first to comment on this article!


Keith Funk
Keith Funk

Time to use that 'Obama phone' to call Ghostbusters..... or Glazedbusters as the case may be.....

Scott Strong
Scott Strong

So I'm having donuts twice this weekend? Bitchin'.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@maribethpeters hey maribeth, nice double post, or did you not know your Facebook comment on the FB post by the observer transfers here?

NightSand
NightSand

@Shannon Andjude This comment has been flagged. 

markzero
markzero

@dustinmota I suspect they had the starter daytime crew on first, and now they want to train nighttime staff. A previous article says they make these in small batches and also that they plan to stay open until 3 AM some nights.

MeanGreen
MeanGreen

@dustinmota Employees aren't a fixed cost....if they start slowing down they can cut back again. They didn't say they're adding more machinery and equipment, and I highly doubt whatever they might be adding that could get installed this week is relatively cheap. If they're selling out this is the right thing to do.

monstruss
monstruss

@dustinmota wow, that's a disgusting way to view a small business that has found itself successful enough to warrant the creation of new jobs in the neighborhood.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@dustinmota well the could raise the price of the donut, if lemmings are willing to wait 90 minutes for a donut, it sounds like they could build some more profit into them and not run too many off

Mervis
Mervis

Best DO comment ever.

dixiechickidie
dixiechickidie

@mcdallas Could it be that Dallas is getting more and more excited about it's dining scene? Just a thought.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@mcdallas yep, the food will be just as good or better in 3 months as it is opening day.  

mcdallas
mcdallas

Crap!!! I wasn't the first!!!  My life is RUINED!

mcdallas
mcdallas

@dixiechickidie @mcdallas No it couldn't.  It has to be a snarky, conspiratorial thing.  Remember, you're on the DO comment system, not the DMN.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@dixiechickidie @mcdallas tis true dixie, but a lot of times in dallas, a place opens to great fanfare and large crowds, then they are gone.  So we are not necessarily growing our eating choices, but going ape shit for the newest place around

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

@maribethpeters Hey its all good, but as I suspect, no one commenting on FB knows there comments show up here.!

monstruss
monstruss

@dustinmota @monstruss The reality is that they found themselves to be understaffed to keep up for the demand for their product. Sounds like they're doing what they need to do keep their business growing and improving the local economy. What are you doing with your small business, besides calling people douches in a public forum and sounding repugnant?

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